Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Pennsylvania
Antis and Logan Townships
EPA ID# PAD981038052
9th Congressional District
Last Update: January 2013
Current Site StatusThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has completed the cleanup at the Delta Quarries & Disposal/Stotler Landfill site, however, maintenance and groundwater extraction, treatment and monitoring continues. Over the past year, the responsible parties have shut down several wells that indicated cleanup levels have been reached for the site contaminants of concern. The responsible parties have conducted additional sampling to verify these levels have not increased and have submitted this data to the EPA for review in an optimization report. The EPA is currently reviewing this report.
Site DescriptionThe 57-acre Delta Quarries & Disposal, Inc./Stotler Landfill site, located in Blair County, Pennsylvania, is an inactive, municipal landfill that operated from 1964 until 1985. Originally, the site consisted of two separate landfills that were combined with the Delta-Altoona Sanitary Landfill to form one large facility. Approximately 2,500 people live within 3 miles of the site. The closest residence is 35 feet from the site, and there are private wells in the vicinity. The aquifer under the site is used as a source of drinking water by local municipalities. About 1,500 people obtain drinking water from wells within 3 miles of the site. Ground water flows in the direction of the Little Juniata River, which is one-mile from the site and is used for recreational activities.
Site ResponsibilityThis site is being addressed through federal, state, and potentially responsible parties' (PRPs) actions.
NPL Listing HistoryOur country's most serious, uncontrolled, or abandoned hazardous waste sites can be cleaned using federal money. To be eligible for federal cleanup money, a site must be put on the National Priorities List. This site was proposed to the list on June 10, 1986 and formally added to the list March 31, 1989.
Threats and ContaminantsThe ground water and surface water are contaminated with various volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and heavy metals that leached from the landfill areas. Threats to human health may include ingestion, direct contact, and absorption of contaminated surface water and ground water. The landfill is covered with 4 feet of soil, and the soil cover has been revegetated.
Contaminant descriptions and risk factors are available from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an arm of the CDC.