Arlon Inc. develops and manufactures specialty silicone compounds, components and coated fabrics. This manufacturing process generates hazardous waste, which subjects the facility to requirements of Delaware’s Regulations Governing Hazardous Waste and the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.
Arlon Inc. is classified as a “large generator holding facility” for hazardous waste, including ammonium persulfate and copper (classified as a corrosive), xylene, naphtha, isopropyl alcohol, and silicone (used to coat glass and are classified as corrosives and flammables).
Nearby Residential Areas
Residential homes are located within 300 feet of the holding tanks for propane, naphtha, and xylene.
Could Nearby Water Be Effected?
Delaware Water Use Data System (DWUDS) search for drinking water wells located within a four mile radius of the site indicates that the closest domestic wells are located west/southwest within one quarter mile of the site.
The nearest public water supply well (owned by Artesian Water) is two miles northeast of Arlon.
There are approximately four wells within one quarter mile, two more within one half mile and over 100 between the one and four mile radius. This could have an effect on drinking water that is being pumped from nearby wells.