Investigating for Possible Contamination in Norwood, Pennsylvania
December 9, 2021 Meeting Recording Now Available
The December 9, 2021 meeting recording is now available for viewing.
Video Recap of Norwood Landfill Site Investigation
Community Involvement Coordinator, Gina Soscia, provides a recap of the work on EPA’s Norwood Landfill Site Investigation, from February 2017 to current status. Length of Video: 10 minutes, 16 seconds. A text transcript of the video is also available.
2020 Sampling Completed
Sampling for the ongoing Norwood site investigation was completed in Fall 2020. The full text of the findings can be found in this October 2021 Expanded Site Investigation Report.
In the Moment with EPA
Community Involvement Coordinator Katie Page and Site Assessment Manager Joe Vitello talk briefly about residential soil sampling in Norwood in two In the Moment videos filmed on site.
The site of the former Norwood Landfill is located in a suburban residential neighborhood in lower Norwood, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The site is bordered by the Norwood Borough Park to the northeast; wooded areas and Muckinipattis Creek to the east; and wooded areas and Darby Creek to the south. In September 2016, the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) informed EPA that community members near the site were concerned with possible contamination and health impacts from the historic unregulated waste disposal practices in the area.
EPA began a site investigation in February 2017 through the Superfund Program (see figure below) after residents reported that there may be contaminated dirt underneath the homes in a portion of the Norwood residences. In 2020, EPA is continuing the site investigation to identify a more geographically representative dataset to better understand next steps in the Superfund process.