Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Pennsylvania
EPA ID# PASFN0305473
6th Congressional District
Last Update: August
No future updates
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.
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 ResponsibilityThis site is being addressed by an ongoing EPA Superfund Removal Assessment.
NPL Listing HistoryThis 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.
No cleanup actions have been taken.