The Delfasco Forge Site is the location of a former forge and foundry facility. Delfasco Forge Division operated at this site from 1981 to 1997. Delfasco performed steel and iron forging, metal fabrication and machining operations. Delfasco used trichloroethylene (TCE) as a degreaser in their operations. Investigations conducted from 2003 to 2005 indicated that a release of TCE had occurred and the TCE had reached groundwater. The contamination plume in the ground water extends under 65 acres of a residential neighborhood adjacent to the Site.
EPA installed several solar-powered exhaust fans on homes with vapor intrusion problems. The residents with TCE levels above or near the action level were offered the options to have installed either a fan driven by the household electrical supply or a solar panel. All homes that accepted the options have had the solar powered fan installed. EPA left the ability for the other residents to opt in, and included the option to acquire the fan through EPA and install it on there own. That opportunity ends on September 27, 2010.
No additional Removal Actions are anticipated at the Site. A change in the plume could warrant additional homes to be included.