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Novak Sanitary Landfill

Fact Sheet May 2000

Construction Starts Soon at Novak Landfill
Lapp Road Allentown, Pennsylvania

Work begins at the Novak Landfill in Allentown, Pennsylvania this June. Landfill capping and upgrades will make this site safe and modern. This landfill is no longer open, yet this work will bring a lot of activity to the landfill. The work should be finished by Spring 2001.

We need clean soil for the capping project, which trucks will bring to the landfill. Trucks going to and from the site will be carrying clean materials. In planning this work, project members met with school transportation officials, township officials, and the local roads department. We will work to minimize our traffic during the busiest times of day for the local schools.

Trucks will use Orefield Road, Cedar Crest Road, Willow Street and Quarry Street.

Other work at the site includes: fencing the area to keep people out, installing outlets to vent gasses, drilling wells to collect landfill leachate, and monitoring underground water for quality and movement.

Information Session

Please join us to learn more about this project.
Thursday, June 1, 2000
7 pm - 9 pm
Parkland High School
Above the Auditorium
Cedar Crest Road
Allentown, PA

We are hosting a session so you can meet with us and learn about how this work is protecting the environment and improving your community. Representatives from the engineering firm de maximis will also be on hand. A group of companies that once used the landfill are paying for the work. They hired de maximis to carry out the project. The Environmental Protection Agency is overseeing the project to ensure that our goals and regulations are met.

Site Information

EPA keeps public files in your community. In them you'll find information EPA used in making decisions about this site and its cleanup. These files are sometimes called an "Administrative Record" or "Information Repository". Please feel free to visit this location to review our files:

Parkland Community Library
4422 Walbert Avenue
Allentown, PA 18104

A set of these files is also available in EPA's offices. Please call ahead to schedule a visit to our Public Reading Room. We're located at: U.S. EPA Region III, 1650 Arch Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Reach the Reading Room by dialing (215) 814-3157.

EPA on the Web

For information about this and other Superfund Sites, visit these Web pages:

EPA Staff

Lisa Brown
Community Involvement Coordinator

Cesar Lee
Project Manager

Region 3 | Mid-Atlantic Cleanup | Mid-Atlantic Superfund |EPA Home | EPA Superfund Homepage

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