Centre County Kepone NPL Site

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State College, Centre County


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Migratory Birds

Case Description

This site manufactured kepone and mirex pesticides. Off-specification products were sprayed on an open field. Runoff from this field and spills into the stormwater system for the site lead to the contamination of both a karst spring and drainage swale. Through the spring and swale discharges, Spring Creek became contaminated. Fish tissues concentrations of the pesticide warranted DO NOT EAT advisories that were in place for decades. The TC and PRP are currently negotiating the damage claim for natural resources. In the concert with those negotiations, the TC proposed several potential restoration projects to the PRP. A project upstream of the site has been selected for further evaluation. It has nearly 5,000 feet of the creek, 48 acres of riparian buffer, and 60 acres of upland habitat bordering the riparian buffer. These potential restoration options are comparable to the areas of Spring Creek affected by kepone and mirex released from the site.

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Pennsylvania Ecological Services Field Office

State College, PA | (814) 234-4090 | http://www.fws.gov/northeast/pafo/

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