Please listen to the people who have no interests other than the health of their loved ones. Please understand that people are not exaggerating that generations have been suffering from the toxicity of the previous oil refinery’s existence, and do not belittle their concerns. Everything is fixable, the question is who will you choose to represent, the people and their health or corporate levers of power? I hope it’s not the latter. Clean this area up THOROUGHLY.

Evergreen’s role here is very specific as it relates to environmental remediation of subsurface contamination at the former refinery site through 2012, when Sunoco sold the refinery, as required by Act 2. We are following all appropriate regulations to carry out this remediation work, including attempting to engage the public throughout the process.  However, Evergreen has recently engaged a Community Engagement... read more

PFAS – Fire fighting and training exercises have released PFAS (“forever carcinogens”) at the site. Evergreen ignores this legacy and recent contamination. PFAS should be sampled for and included in remediation planning and activities.

PFAS had not been sampled during the Remedial Investigations as it was not included as a Contaminant of Concern.  However, as noted during public meetings, PADEP and Evergreen have had discussions regarding future sampling of these compounds.  A formal request was subsequently received from PADEP to sample remediation system effluents for PFAS compounds.  Upon receipt of data, results will be discussed with... read more

How long does it take to collect soil and groundwater data for an AOI?

That largely depends on a number of factors.  Data has been collected at the site for years for various reasons, whether it was in response to a particular release or general characterization of an area.  Most AOI investigations begin with compiling all known past data and historical information such as the particular use of an area, then coming up with a work plan for collection of new information.  After the... read more

Is there a transparent plan to look for and report on any radioactivity (radon, radon daughters, etc…), whether it is naturally occurring from underground or otherwise?

Radon is a naturally-occurring substance and is not known to be affiliated with refinery operations.  Radon or other radioactive substances have not been identified as compounds of concern (COCs) at the Site based on past operations or investigations; therefore, they have not been included in the Remedial... read more

And for waste that is removed, please spell out which communities that waste will be dumped on, at which facilities, the type of facility, the demographics around that facility, and whether this violates Title VI of the Civil Rights Act.

Transportation, storage, and disposal (TSD) facilities are regulated by the EPA under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) through which guidance on hazardous and non-hazardous waste has been developed.  Wastes that may be removed from the former refinery facility could go to various different regulated TSD facilities, which will be determined at the time based on the chemical composition and physical... read more

Can you please report how many people are on this meeting as we the public cannot see how many people are here? (Evergreen note: question refers to the August 27, 2020 Public Information Session)

According to GHD, who administered the meeting on behalf of Evergreen, the raw data indicate an attendance of 493 people.  However, after eliminating duplicate logins, attendance by presenters/regulators, and those that connected via both phone and computer, etc., the final count was approximately 213 people.  This would not account for multiple people attending via single... read more

How can you tell whose benzene is whose?

In general, where there are potentially off-site and/or on-site sources that may explain the presence of benzene, factors such as the respective products used at a site, release history and/or environmental conditions – such as geology and hydrogeology, which govern how those products behave in the subsurface - may assist in identifying a source. Where different releases on-site may explain the presence of... read more