Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Pennsylvania
EPA ID# PAD981044845
20th Congressional District
Last Update: July 2001
No future updates
Current Site StatusWork at the site was completed on December 9, 1999 when the disposal of all lead and polychlorinated biphenyl (“PCB”) contaminated soil was completed.
Site DescriptionThe “Layton Landfill Site”consists of an abandoned brick manufacturing building and its outlying areas. The initial removal, which occurred between 26 November 1990 and 15 March 1991, included the removal of 829 tons of lead and PCB contaminated soil and six drums of waste flammable oil. At that time , a portion of the Site which included the manufacturing building, was fenced by the EPA’s contractor to prevent exposure to the contaminants inside the fence. This area was designed as “ Area 1". The Site is located in residential area along the Youghiogheney River. There is a pond is located adjacent to the Site, with homes located on the other site of the pond. The surface water from the Site runs into the adjacent pond and the Youghiogheny. River. Following a report by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that trespassing was occurring at the Site, the OSC revisited the Area 1 and discovered that the fence around the remaining contaminants located inside the building had been removed or stolen. It was apparent that Area 1 had been used by trespassers, who left evidence of coolers, bottles and burn area in the collapsing building. There was also evidence of All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tracks through the contaminated soil in Area 1.
Site ResponsibilityThis site is being addressed by an EPA Superfund Removal Action Restart.
NPL Listing HistoryThis Site is not on the National Priorities List.