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NPL Site Narrative for Moyers Landfill

Eagleville, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Moyers Landfill covers 50 acres near Eagleville, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. From 1940 to 1981, it accepted an unknown quantity of municipal and industrial wastes. In May 1982, the past owner and operator of the landfill was convicted of negligently allowing leachate to discharge to Skippack Creek. Among the pollutants were metals, including lead and arsenic, and a variety of organic chemicals.

Status (July 1983): The court-appointed receiver in bankruptcy is supervising the design and construction of a leachate collection system. This system, due to be completed in summer 1983, is designed to control the flow of thousands of gallons of leachate from the site each day.

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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