Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)
Metro Container Superfund Site Cleanup
Twelve companies, including Exxon Mobil, BP Products North America, and Chevron Environmental Management Company, settled with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a cleanup plan at the Metro Container Superfund Site in Trainer, Pennsylvania. Various companies have occupied the site since the late 19th century, where industrial activities including machine oil and paraffin wax refining, carbon disulfide manufacturing, and steel drum reconditioning took place. The Metro Container site was added to EPA’s National Priorities list in 2012. EPA investigations documented numerous hazardous contaminants of concern at the site, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), pesticides, and numerous volatile organic compounds. The 12 settling parties agreed to pay approximately $3.5 million and reimburse EPA for oversight costs.
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