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NPL Site Narrative for Heleva Landfill

North Whitehall Township, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Heleva Landfill covers 93 acres in North Whitehall Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The site, which is privately owned, is believed to be the source of contamination of residential and public wells. Several were closed when high concentrations of trichlorethylene were found in the ground water near the site. The landfill closed early in May 1982.

Status (July 1983): The State is attempting to negotiate an agreement with the owner for cleanup of the site.

EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

For more information about the hazardous substances identified in this narrative summary, including general information regarding the effects of exposure to these substances on human health, please see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs. ATSDR ToxFAQs can be found on the Internet at ATSDR - ToxFAQs (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp) or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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