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Factory Floor

Former Bishop Tube Company, Malvern PA. Currently an EPA Superfund site. "The Site consists of a large area of contaminat

ed groundwater associated with the former Bishop

Tube Company. The Bishop Tube Company used and or released hazardous substances into the

environment including trichloroethylene (TCE),

nitric acid, hydrofluoric acid and various heavy

metals including nickel and chromium. TCE is of particular concern since it has been detected in

groundwater on the former Bishop Tube property and

in wells and springs off site. Three distinct

source areas of TCE contamination in saturated and unsaturated soil have been identified on the

former Bishop Tube property. These source areas continue to cause degradation of groundwater.

In addition to groundwater and surface water exposures, TCE vapors from contaminated soil and

groundwater may enter buildings near the source area or from severely contaminated


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Taken on June 5, 2010