On 2/27/03, Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) contacted the EPA OSC and requested assistance to respond to the abandoned Idaho Circuit Technology facility in Glenns Ferry, Elmore County, Idaho. The Site is a former circuit board manufacturer that filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy and has been abandoned since November, 2002. On February 24, 2003, all utilities were shut off to the facility. Chemicals of concern at the site include nitric acid, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, cyanide, formaldehyde, stannous flouroborate, lead and tin dross, copper sulphate and sodium hydroxide Hazardous substances are in drums, vats, other smaller containers and in process equipment and lines, and in sludges and liquids from the on site waste water treatment unit. The Site is in the middle of the town of Glenns Ferry. The Site is abandoned with no lighting and is an attractive target for potential vandalism. Without any heat at the facility, chemicals inside the building are subject to freezing temperatures, which could cause rupture of containers and release onto the floor of the facility and into the environment.
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