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United Technologies Corporation / Pratt & Whitney Cleanup Site Palm Beach County, Florida March 16, 2010

Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne (Pratt & Whitney) and Sikorsky Aircraft are the two divisions of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) that conduct operations at the site in Palm Beach County. Pratt &Whitney is engaged in the design, development, and testing of

aerospace propulsion systems. The original facility was completed in 1958. State oversight of the facility dates back to the 1970s. DEP currently regulates

through permits, consent orders and registrations.

Regulatory areas include

the facility hazardous

waste, storage tanks, petroleum cleanup, air, underground injection control, national pollutant discharge elimination systems and domestic wastewater. The facility has a hazardous waste permit (renewed September 8, 2008)

potable water,

that includes

operational requirements for a hazardous waste storage area continuation of facility wide corrective action. DEP oversees the cleanup of hazardous waste contamination at delegated Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

and requirements for the

the site under the federally and Hazardous and Solid

Waste Amendments (HSWA) corrective action program, as contamination under the state’s petroleum cleanup program. The facility has 13 open reported petroleum discharge sites.

well as cleanup of petroleum

The sites are in various stages

including active remediation, active monitoring or awaiting cleanup. Pratt & Whitney is in compliance with federal and state hazardous waste regulations. The facility was evaluated for entry to the Superfund program in the mid-1980s.

The

location was dropped from consideration in 1989 since it was actions under the federal RCRA program. Cleanup activities

already subject to corrective have been ongoing since the

early 1980s (not all with EPA, DEP and All of the 47 known

associated with RCRA) through various consent orders and permits the county. hazardous waste contamination sites at this facility have been assessed

and

remedies

implemented

or

being

evaluated.

The

extent

of

contamination

has

been

adequately determined for all known sites. There are more than 400 groundwater monitoring wells at this facility. undergoing active cleanup are sampled semi-annually.

Locations

The monitoring wells have shown the migration of a chemical called 1,4-dioxane in the groundwater beyond the property boundaries onto the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (WMA). All other chemicals being monitored in the groundwater are confined within the property boundaries of Pratt & Whitney. Monitoring wells installed on the WMA indicate 1,4-dioxane has migrated approximately 1,000 feet south of the Pratt & Whitney

property line. contamination

The facility is and ensure there is

working no risk to

to demonstrate human health or

that this is the the environment.

extent

of

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