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Dewart Farms

EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)

Northumberland County

EPA ID# PASFN0305473

6th Congressional District

Last Update: August 2004
No future updates

Other Names

Foresman Farms

Current Site Status

This site was sampled and some contaminants were found, however, none were found above drinking water standards. No source of the contamination was ever traced, so the site was closed out and no further action was taken.

Site Description

The Dewart Farms Site was initially brought to EPA's attention following a rash of cow deaths in 1994. Initially, a replacement fuel pipeline which runs through the property was the suspected sources. However, repeated follow-up sampling did not indicate high levels of fuel in the ground water. EPA continues to work with the farmer and the PA Department of Environmental Protection on this case. No source of the problem has been found.

Site Responsibility
This site is being addressed by an ongoing EPA Superfund Removal Assessment.
NPL Listing History
This Site is not on the National Priorities List.

Threats and Contaminants

Low levels of various contanimants including toluene, ammonia, and total petroleum hydocarbons have been found in the parts per billion range. However, no levels of contamination above drinking water standards have been detected.

Cleanup Progress

No cleanup actions have been taken.


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