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The former Gryphin Coatings facility (the Site) is in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania at 3501-3549 Richmond Street. The Site also includes the lots identified as 3500 and 3550 E. Allen Street. Thus, the Site consists of the city block bordered by Richmond Street, E. Tioga Street, Kingston Street and E. Allen Street, adjacent to the southbound lanes of I-95. The Site location is shown on the aerial photograph below.

The facility had been used by various paint manufacturing companies since the mid-1920s until Gryphin Coatings ceased operations in approximately 2008. Gryphin Coatings abandoned raw materials and wastes at the property at that time. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) had these raw materials and wastes removed and the buildings were demolished between 2010 and 2012. The 3501 Richmond Street parcel has been unused since that time, except for occasional storage of construction equipment, and is currently owned by Dooling Properties, LLC (Dooling).

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The 3550 E. Allen Street parcel has been used to park truck trailers since it was acquired in 2018 by David Weber Co., Inc. The 3500 E. Allen Street parcel had been used as a tire storage yard until it was acquired by Dooling in 2021. Investigations at the site have been ongoing since 2017 and have included removal of underground storage tanks, removal and offsite disposal of impacted soil, soil and groundwater sampling and analysis, and other activities. Dooling plans to redevelop the site for mixed commercial and residential use.

The site investigation and cleanup process is being performed under the PADEP’s Land Recycling Program in cooperation with the USEPA.

PUBLIC MEETING

A Public Meeting was held on January 22, 2024. The PowerPoint slides from the meeting are provided in the Project Documents Section. Future Public Meetings will be announced on this page when scheduled.

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PUBLIC REPOSITORY

A USB drive containing the documents listed above is available at the location below:

Richmond Public Library at 2987 Almond Street.

Days/Hours: Open Monday and Tuesday from 11:00 AM-7:00 PM and Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM.

The drive will be updated when new documents are added.

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

Please direct any questions or comments by e-mail to George Guzdek, PG at bisonenv@aol.com.

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