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Kenilworth Park Landfill

EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)

District of Columbia
Deane Avenue in Kenilworth Park

EPA ID# DCSFN0305462

1st Congressional District

Last Update: July 1999

Other Names


Current Site Status

See below.

Site Description

The National Park Service (NPS) owns the Kenilworth Landfill Site, and is part of the Kenilworth Park. From the late 1960s until 1998, the site was used as an open dump for waste generated within the District. The National Parks Center East (NACE) gave Ben Dyer Associates and the Driggs Company permission to dump wastes in the landfill. These contractors dumped debris at the site in different locations. The NACE shut down the debris disposal because it suspected that the companies were dumping asbestos, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and other hazardous waste in violation of their contract. After further sampling, the NPS judged that further actions were in order.

After receiving a referral from the EPA inspector general, Superfund responded by performing a reconnaissance, which is preliminary sampling to determine if the site would need full-scale sampling. EPA met with the NPS and EPA contractors in April, 1999, to determine the sampling. EPA's On-Scene Coordinator ordered three composite samples to be taken for PCBs and asbestos, because those alleged contaminants were not sampled previously.

Based the analytical results from the preliminary sampling event, PCBs were not found in any of the samples collected. Therefore, in May,1999, EPA determined that a removal action was not necessary.

The NPS completed a sampling event in June, 1999. Based on that sampling, NPS will do a Preliminary Assessment in the fall of 1999 to characterize the site.

Site Responsibility
NPL Listing History
NPL Listing

Threats and Contaminants

See above.

Cleanup Progress

See above.


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