EPA Seeks Information from Former Employees at Lammers Barrel Facility, Beavercreek, Ohio

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Region 5 is seeking information about a former barrel recycling and chemical
 processing facility in Beavercreek, Ohio.  The facility contributed to ground-
 water contamination in Beavercreek subdivision near the former site of a
 factory at the northeast corner of Grange Hall and East Patterson roads.
     The facility, which burned down in 1969, operated under various names
 dating back to 1954, including Lammers Barrel Corp. and Lammers and Kohnen
 Chemical and Barrel Co.  A possibly related firm named Lammers Inc. Solvent
 Recovery Services, Lammers and Kohnen Barrel Company or similar operated in
 Dayton at 1880 Radio Road.  EPA is also interested in information about this
 facility, along with information about any company that may have operated at
 the Radio Road address in the 1970s.
     EPA needs to identify parties responsible for contamination at the
 Beavercreek location and talk to former employees or vendors, to learn more
 about the chemicals that were brought to or processed there, the companies
 that did business with the facility, and the company's operations in general.
     Anyone with information can call EPA's toll-free voice mail at
 888-640-9025.  An EPA investigator will call back.
 
     Other site news
     EPA will begin a second comprehensive ground-water investigation this
 spring at the former factory site in Beavercreek.  The data gathered by EPA
 during 2000 indicates that the soils beneath the site are affected at a deeper
 level and by more types of chemicals than previously thought.  After the
 conclusion of this new study, EPA will probably revise the original cleanup
 plan to consider other cleanup alternatives.
 
     For more information, call community involvement coordinator Bri Bill at
 800-621-8431, Ext. 36646, or e-mail: bill.briana@epa.gov .
 
 

SOURCE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
 Region 5 is seeking information about a former barrel recycling and chemical
 processing facility in Beavercreek, Ohio.  The facility contributed to ground-
 water contamination in Beavercreek subdivision near the former site of a
 factory at the northeast corner of Grange Hall and East Patterson roads.
     The facility, which burned down in 1969, operated under various names
 dating back to 1954, including Lammers Barrel Corp. and Lammers and Kohnen
 Chemical and Barrel Co.  A possibly related firm named Lammers Inc. Solvent
 Recovery Services, Lammers and Kohnen Barrel Company or similar operated in
 Dayton at 1880 Radio Road.  EPA is also interested in information about this
 facility, along with information about any company that may have operated at
 the Radio Road address in the 1970s.
     EPA needs to identify parties responsible for contamination at the
 Beavercreek location and talk to former employees or vendors, to learn more
 about the chemicals that were brought to or processed there, the companies
 that did business with the facility, and the company's operations in general.
     Anyone with information can call EPA's toll-free voice mail at
 888-640-9025.  An EPA investigator will call back.
 
     Other site news
     EPA will begin a second comprehensive ground-water investigation this
 spring at the former factory site in Beavercreek.  The data gathered by EPA
 during 2000 indicates that the soils beneath the site are affected at a deeper
 level and by more types of chemicals than previously thought.  After the
 conclusion of this new study, EPA will probably revise the original cleanup
 plan to consider other cleanup alternatives.
 
     For more information, call community involvement coordinator Bri Bill at
 800-621-8431, Ext. 36646, or e-mail: bill.briana@epa.gov .
 
 SOURCE  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency