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Superfund Sites in Reuse in Pennsylvania

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A.I.W. Frank/Mid-County Mustang

The mulch company on the siteA.I.W. Frank/Mid-County MustangThe 16-acre A.I.W. Frank/Mid-County Mustang Superfund site is located in Exton, Pennsylvania. The site includes the 15-acre A.I.W. Frank property and the 1-acre Mid-County Mustang property. From 1962, manufacturing of Styrofoam cups and plates took place on the A.I.W. Frank property. After 20 years, manufacture of refrigerators, freezers and warming cabinets for the institutional food service industry occurred on site. Since the 1940s, auto repair facilities and body shops operated at the Mid-County Mustang property. Disposal of used solvents and degreasers on both properties resulted in contamination of soil and groundwater. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup activities included soil removal, demolition of a building damaged by fire, and extraction and treatment of groundwater. EPA also connected nearby residents to the public water supply. Currently, grass and concrete cover the vacant A.I.W. Frank property. An auto garage and a mulch company continue to operate on the Mid-County Mustang property. The Mid-County Mustang property also includes a parking lot and a small lawn area. Both site properties have recently been rezoned to allow for residential use. EPA has received inquiries from several developers interested in building townhomes or condominiums on site. EPA will continue to coordinate with interested parties to facilitate redevelopment that is compatible with the site’s remedy.
Last updated July 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 3 people and generated an estimated $149,087 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Austin Avenue Radiation Site

The Austin Avenue Radiation Superfund site consists of 40 privately-owned properties. The properties are located in Lansdowne Borough, East Lansdowne Borough, Upper Darby Township, Aldan Borough, Yeadon Borough and Darby Borough, Pennsylvania. W.L. Cummings Radium Processing Company refined radium on site from 1915 to 1925. Site operators mixed radioactive wastes generated on site into fill material and building materials. These materials were used at 40 properties, resulting in contamination. Because these contaminants posed significant health risks, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1992. EPA removed materials contaminated with radioactive waste and demolished contaminated houses. EPA also removed contaminated soils from 21 properties and rebuilt 11 houses. EPA completed cleanup activities in 1998 and returned properties to owners. Private residential uses continue at 11 properties. Residents from eight of the demolished homes permanently relocated and area municipalities acquired these properties for public use. A developer built new homes on three properties. EPA completed cleanup and took the site off the NPL in 2002.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Avco Lycoming (Williamsport Division)

The 28-acre Avco Lycoming (Williamsport Division) Superfund site is in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The site housed manufacturing facilities since the early 1900s. Former manufacturing operations include a bicycle and sewing machine facility, a sandpaper plant, a tool and die shop, and a silk plant. Avco Corporation began producing aircraft engines at the site in the 1920s. The company also reclaims a petroleum solvent and began operating a waste treatment plant at the site in the early 1950s. Site activities resulted in contamination of groundwater at on-site monitoring wells, off-site down gradient wells, and a well field near the site. Contamination also affected shallow groundwater under the facility. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990. Groundwater treatment systems continue to operate on site and off site. Lycoming Engines, a division of Avco Corporation and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Textron, Inc., continues operations at the site, primarily manufacturing and repairing aircraft engines.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 121 people and generated an estimated $222,158,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Bally Ground Water Contamination

The 20-acre Bally Ground Water Contamination Superfund site includes the former Bally Engineered Structures (BES) plant in Bally, Pennsylvania. From 1972 to 1995, BES made insulated refrigeration panels on the site. From about 1955 to 1965, the company and its predecessors disposed of solvent wastes in on-site impoundments. Groundwater under the site supplies drinking water to residents living in Bally and Washington Township. After a water quality inspection identified groundwater contamination, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987. Under EPA’s oversight, the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) conducted cleanup activities. Cleanup included groundwater pumping and treatment, air stripping, and long-term site monitoring. In 2003, studies showed further groundwater contamination. The PRPs disconnected the contaminated municipal supply well. In 2010, the PRPs built a new municipal supply well and connected it to the water supply. The PRPs installed a system to prevent contaminated groundwater vapors from entering buildings at the former BES facility. Long-term indoor air monitoring is ongoing. Current site tenants use the former BES facility for light manufacturing, shipping and receiving, storage, and office space.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 10 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 64 people and generated an estimated $26,815,992 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Berkley Products Co. Dump Capped Site Reuse

The Berkley Products Co. Dump Superfund site occupies 5 acres in Denver, Pennsylvania. From the 1930s until 1965, a privately-owned municipal waste landfill operated at the site. Landfill operators burned or buried municipal wastes on site. In 1965, Lipton Paint and Varnish Co., a subsidiary of Berkley Products Co., bought the site. The firm buried municipal waste, organic solvents, paint wastes, resins and pigment sludge on site. When operations stopped in 1970, operators covered the site with soil, seeded the soil and sold the property. EPA found plastic production wastes in groundwater, soil and leachate. Further investigations found contamination from heavy metals. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup activities included capping the landfill and installing monitoring wells. EPA completed cleanup and took the site off the NPL in 2007. EPA continues to review the progress of the remedy every five years. In 2014, EPA discovered a compound, 1,4-dioxane, which was not detected during initial investigations. A study looking at the extent of 1,4-dioxane is currently underway. Private citizens still own and live on the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Berks Landfill Capped Site Reuse

The Berks Landfill Superfund site is located in Spring Township, Berks County, about seven miles southwest of Reading. From the 1950s to the 1980s, a municipal landfill operated on site. The landfill included a 47-acre eastern area and a 19-acre western area. Landfilling ended in 1986. Operators closed the landfills with a soil cap. After site investigations found groundwater contamination, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Under EPA oversight, the site’s potentially responsible parties conducted cleanup at the site in 2000. Cleanup included repairing the leachate collection system, relining three leachate ponds, repairing the eastern landfill soil cover, installing a sentinel well and gas monitoring probes, planting trees and wetland vegetation, and constructing access roads. EPA completed the cleanup and took the site off the NPL in 2008. Long-term monitoring of the landfills and groundwater is ongoing. Open green space, trees and vegetation cover the landfills. The property owner uses on-site structures for storage.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Berks Sand Pit

The Berks Sand Pit Superfund site occupies 4 acres in Longswamp Township, Pennsylvania. The site consists of a contaminated groundwater plume under a residential and undeveloped wooded area. Emergency response and EPA efforts did not identify the source of contamination. Contaminants at the site included chemicals typically found in solvents and degreasers. Contamination threatened the bedrock aquifer and the Middle Branch of Perkiomen Creek. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. Cleanup activities included pumping and treating contaminated groundwater and temporarily connecting four residences to an alternate water supply. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is conducting a pilot study to determine if modifications to the remedy can treat the remaining groundwater contamination. Monitoring of residential wells is ongoing. Residential land use continues at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Boarhead Farms

The 120-acre Boarhead Farms Superfund site is a privately-owned residential property in Bridgeton Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. From 1969 to 1976, site owners improperly stored and disposed of hazardous materials in burial pits, drums and on the ground surface. These practices resulted in the contamination of groundwater, surface water and sediment on site as well as nearby residential wells. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. EPA removed the most harmful waste in the 1990s. In the early 2000s, a group of potentially responsible parties completed additional cleanup activities, which included modifying and operating a groundwater treatment system, removing additional buried drums and disposing of hazardous materials off site, and installing water treatment systems on some nearby residential wells. By 2004, workers completed the soil and source cleanup. The groundwater extraction and treatment system continues to operate. One single-family residence that is affected by vapor intrusion is located on site. EPA is currently assessing alternatives to address the vapor intrusion issue.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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BoRit Asbestos

The BoRit Asbestos Superfund site is located in Ambler, Pennsylvania. The 32-acre area was formerly used for asbestos disposal. From the early 1900s until the late 1960s, the site received asbestos waste from a nearby asbestos products plant. The site includes an asbestos waste pile, a reservoir and a former park. The park closed after the discovery of asbestos contamination. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2009. EPA stabilized the banks of three water bodies that run through or near the site to prevent the spread of contamination. EPA covered the asbestos waste pile and the park area with a liner, clean fill and vegetation. EPA also pumped and treated water from the reservoir into a nearby creek. EPA then reinforced the reservoir walls and covered the surface of the area with clean fill. The asbestos waste pile and former park parcels are currently vacant and unused. The former park parcels are expected to be used as a township park in the future. The reservoir parcel is now home to the Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve, a bird sanctuary with a bird viewing area and walking trails.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Brodhead Creek

Brodhead CreekBrodhead CreekFrom 1888 until 1944, a coal gasification plant operated at the 12-acre Brodhead Creek Superfund site in the Borough of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. The plant along the west bank of Brodhead Creek produced coal tar wastes. Waste disposal practices contaminated groundwater, soil and creek sediment at the site. EPA installed an underground slurry wall to contain the coal tar wastes during early response actions. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities included a groundwater treatment system and coal tar recovery. These activities removed over 2,000 gallons of coal tar before EPA determined that federal cleanup standards could not be attained at the site. Restrictions prevent the use of groundwater at the site and prohibit excavation without prior written approval. EPA completed site cleanup and deleted the site from the NPL in 2001. Monitoring continues at the site to ensure the remedy remains protective. EPA performed removal actions in 2008 and 2012 to address coal tar seeps caused by creek erosion. Wildlife, including waterfowl and fish, use the creek habitats on site and a recreational use trail bisects the site. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission stocks Brodhead Creek with trout, providing recreational fishing opportunities to residents. Portions of the site support a gas company and a Pennsylvania Power and Light electrical substation.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed one person and generated an estimated $1,924,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Brown's Battery Breaking Capped Site Reuse

Brown's Battery BreakingBrown's Battery BreakingThe 14-acre Brown’s Battery Breaking Superfund site is located in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The facility recycled batteries from 1961 to 1971. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania found high levels of lead in children living at the site. Three families were living on site at the time. EPA found that past site operations had contaminated groundwater, surface water and soil contaminated with lead and related metals. In 1983, EPA temporarily relocated on-site residents. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. In 1993, after further testing, EPA permanently relocated residents and an on-site business. Cleanup included removal and treatment of contaminated soil, removal of battery casings and treatment of groundwater. A machine shop and notary/auto sales service businesses currently lease the two on-site buildings for office and work space.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed one person and generated an estimated $81,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Butler Mine Tunnel

The Butler Mine Tunnel Superfund site is located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Built in the 1930s, the Butler Mine Tunnel is a collection and discharge point for drainage from a network of underground coal mines. The tunnel discharges directly to the Susquehanna River. In 1979, an oily discharge from the tunnel created an oil slick on the river. Investigations traced the contamination back to illegal dumping of oily liquid waste and hazardous chemicals into a borehole that drained to the Butler Mine system. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987. Cleanup included collecting oil from the river, installing a detection system, and building access roads and anchors along the Susquehanna River. Monitoring of the tunnel is ongoing. An auto repair and service center continues to operate on site, above the underground features.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 3 people and generated an estimated $325,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Butz Landfill

The Butz Landfill Superfund site occupies about 13 acres in rural Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Site owners operated an 8.5-acre municipal landfill on site from 1965 to 1973. In 1984, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) investigated the landfill. PADEP found that unpermitted landfill operations had contaminated groundwater with solvents and volatile organic compounds. Residents near the site used groundwater wells as a drinking water source. PADEP and EPA supplied residents with bottled water and carbon filtration systems. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Between 1992 and 1993, EPA built a water supply system for affected residents. Groundwater impacted by the site extends over a 195-acre area. EPA installed a groundwater treatment system at the site in 2001. Between 2007 and 2014, EPA assessed groundwater vapors in homes near the site and determined that the vapors do not pose an immediate threat. During cleanup activities, crews discovered bog turtles, a protected wildlife species. After visits by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, EPA changed the design of the groundwater treatment system. EPA relocated a discharge structure and built about 3 acres of new wetlands to protect the bog turtle population. PADEP took over operation and maintenance activities at the site in 2011. In September 2015, a cow sanctuary acquired a 96-acre property located above the impacted groundwater plume. In January 2016, a landscaping and building stone business acquired about half of the 13-acre site property for aggregate storage. 
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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C & D Recycling

C&D RecyclingC&D RecyclingThe 45-acre C & D Recycling Superfund site is located in Foster Township, Pennsylvania. For 20 years, a metal-reclamation plant operated on site. The plant incinerated lead- and plastic-cased telephone cables to reclaim the copper wire. Investigations found high concentrations of heavy metals in soil and sediment, both on site and off site. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987. Cleanup included the removal, stabilization and off-site disposal of contaminated soil and sediment. Under EPA oversight, the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) demolished site infrastructure and removed wastes and cable casings. The PRPs added erosion control measures and replanted the area. The PRPs completed the cleanup in 1999. Cleanup and restoration activities restored the site to its natural state. EPA took the site off the NPL in 2018. In 2006, Green Meadows Conservancy purchased the site. The Conservancy plans to maintain the area as a wildlife preserve.
Last updated September 2018

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Centre County Kepone Capped Site Reuse Core Infrastructure Reuse

Centre County KeponeCentre County KeponeThe 32-acre Centre County Kepone Superfund site is in State College, Pennsylvania. The former chemical manufacturing facility made pesticides and other chemicals between 1959 and 2004. The operator disposed of wastewater and sludge in drums and lagoons on site. Investigations found that hazardous materials leaked from the lagoons, contaminating groundwater, soil, surface water and drainage ditch sediments. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. In 1999, under EPA oversight the potentially responsible party (PRP) conducted cleanup activities. Cleanup included installing a groundwater extraction and treatment system; upgrading surface water management controls; and disposing of contaminated soil, sediment, and waste materials. In 1998, EPA monitored the construction of a shopping center next to the site property. The construction included cleanup and redevelopment of part of the drainage ditch into a storm drainage system, a sidewalk and a vehicle access lane under an EPA Order. After EPA changed the site’s cleanup plan for soil in 2003, PRPs installed a soil vapor extraction system to remove contaminants from subsurface soil at the site. EPA deleted an 8-acre area of the site referred to as the “Administration Parcel” from the NPL in 2004. This deleted area included an administration building, a parking lot and open areas. In 2011, the site owner sold about 19 acres of the site property (“Redevelopment Parcel”) to a local developer. A roofing company uses former on-site warehouses for material storage and sales. The developer subdivided the Redevelopment Parcel into three parcels and is exploring long-term redevelopment options. EPA is overseeing the groundwater extraction and treatment, associated monitoring, and intermittent operation of the soil vapor extraction system at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 14 people and generated an estimated $10,448,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Craig Farm Drum Capped Site Reuse

The 117-acre Craig Farm Drum Superfund site is located in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Between 1958 and 1963, the Koppers Chemical Plant deposited drums of waste material from its production operations in two former strip mine pits at the site and covered the materials with topsoil. Waste disposal contaminated soil and groundwater as well as a nearby unnamed creek. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. The site’s potentially responsible party (PRP) conducted cleanup activities under EPA oversight. Cleanup included removal, solidification and placement of treated waste and contaminated soil in an on-site landfill. The PRP then capped the landfill, covered it with soil and seeds, and fenced the area. The PRP also installed a system to collect contaminated water in a storage tank for transport to an off-site wastewater treatment facility. The PRP created a 1-acre wetland to replace wetlands destroyed during construction of the on-site landfill. In 2010, the PRP capped part of the site to reduce groundwater discharges into the seep interceptor system. EPA took the site off the NPL in 2013.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Crater Resources, Inc./Keystone Coke Co./Alan Wood Steel Co. Capped Site Reuse

Crater Resources, Inc./Keystone Coke Co./Alan Wood Steel Co.Crater Resources, Inc./Keystone Coke Co./Alan Wood Steel Co.The Crater Resources, Inc./Keystone Coke Co./Alan Wood Steel Co. Superfund site is located in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania. The 95-acre area consists of four inactive quarries. Beginning in 1919, Alan Wood Steel Company disposed of wastes generated by its coking facility in three of the quarries. In 1977, Keystone Coke Company purchased the Alan Wood Steel Company and continued to dispose of wastes at the site until 1980. Site investigations identified contaminated wastes, liquids, soil and sediment in the quarries. Groundwater was also contaminated. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1992. Cleanup activities required removal of contaminated soil and sediment and capping. Groundwater monitoring and some cleanup activities are ongoing. A commercial office park is located on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 60 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 3,788 people and generated an estimated $1,238,805,849 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Crossley Farm

Crossley FarmCrossley FarmThe 209-acre Crossley Farm Superfund site sits atop Blackhead Hill in Hereford Township, Pennsylvania. A dairy farm has operated on site since 1927. From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, the Bally Case and Cooler Co. plant sent drums containing liquid waste to Crossley Farm for disposal. A 1983 investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources found hazardous chemicals in residential wells near the site. In 1992, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL). The State issued an initial health advisory for the contaminated wells and provided clean water to residents. In 1995, cleanup activities included the removal of contaminated soil and buried drums. In 2000, EPA installed carbon filtration systems to remove contaminants from drinking water at 55 residences. Construction of the site’s groundwater treatment system finished in July 2012. Groundwater treatment is ongoing. Crossley Farm remains in operation. The farm grows corn and soybeans on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Croydon TCE Cultural/Historical Reuse

Croydon TCECroydon TCEThe Croydon TCE Superfund site covers a 4-square-mile area between Croydon and Bristol townships in Pennsylvania. The site includes residential and business areas as well as several industrial complexes. In 1985, EPA detected solvents and degreasers in groundwater and in eight residential wells. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. EPA connected residences impacted by groundwater contamination to the public water supply. In 1995, EPA installed a groundwater treatment system. EPA shut off the groundwater treatment system in 2009 to conduct a contaminant rebound test. Groundwater monitoring is ongoing. Rohm and Haas Company transferred ownership of part of the site property, known locally as Croydon Woods, to the Heritage Conservancy in January 2016. The Heritage Conservancy plans to preserve the land as green space and is considering adding trails and other passive recreation resources. Residential, commercial and industrial land uses are ongoing at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Cryochem, Inc.

The Cryochem, Inc. Superfund site is located in Worman Township, Pennsylvania. Since 1962, a metals production plant has operated at the site. The 19-acre area includes several production and storage buildings and an office complex. During site operations, metal-cleaning waste drained into nearby surface waters. After a site investigation found contaminants in a production well and in nearby residential wells, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Groundwater treatment consists of extraction, treatment and discharge to surface water. Area residences have carbon filtration systems on their wells. Apex Fabrication & Design currently leases the property and continues to operate a metal fabrication facility on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 42 people and generated an estimated $7,800,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Dorney Road Landfill Capped Site Reuse

The Dorney Road Landfill Superfund site occupies 27 acres in Upper Macungie Township, Pennsylvania. A small portion of the site extends into Longswamp Township. An open-pit iron mine and a municipal and industrial landfill operated on site. From 1966 to 1978, the landfill received industrial sludge, batteries and petroleum products. Site investigations found contaminants in soil, leachate and groundwater. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. Cleanup activities included constructing a multilayer landfill cap and installing a passive gas vapor venting system. Cleanup also included regrading, installation of a stormwater management system, building restrictions and wetlands restoration. The wetlands are now well established and provide quality wildlife habitat.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Douglassville Disposal Capped Site Reuse

Douglassville DisposalDouglassville DisposalThe 52-acre Douglassville Disposal Superfund site is located in Douglassville, Pennsylvania. A waste oil recycling facility operated on site from 1941 to 1986. Site operators kept waste oil sludge in on-site lagoons, which washed into the Schuylkill River during flooding in 1970 and 1972. Site operators mixed waste oil sludges into site soils. They also stored leaking drums on site from 1979 to 1982. Investigations detected contaminants in groundwater, surface water, soil and river sediments. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities included dismantling the on-site tank farm and processing equipment as well as capping the former waste lagoon and contaminated soil areas. Groundwater monitoring is ongoing. The site is currently in recreational reuse; area activities include hiking, biking and hunting. The Schuylkill River Greenway Association has also extended the Schuylkill River Trail across the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Drake Chemical Capped Site Reuse

The 8-acre Drake Chemical Superfund site is located in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. A chemical manufacturing plant was active on site from the 1960s to 1981. Site operators filled open areas on site with chemical sludge, resulting in widespread soil contamination. Groundwater and on-site structures also contained contamination. In 1983, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL). EPA removed soil in the leachate runoff area and directed the runoff into a sewer line in 1986. Cleanup activities also included excavating a drainage lagoon, treating contaminated soil on site, demolishing buildings and other on-site structures, and disposing of materials off site. EPA completed cleanup in 2000. EPA began operating a groundwater treatment system in 2000. The treatment system continues to operate. Today, a commercial storage facility uses part of the site. A local municipality owns the remainder of the site property. It maintains two little league fields and another area not currently in use.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2017, EPA had data on one on-site business.  EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. For additional information click here.

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Dublin TCE Site

The Dublin TCE Superfund site is located in Dublin Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Over the last 50 years, several manufacturing facilities operated at the 4.5-acre area. During its operations, Kollsman Motor Corporation reportedly used and disposed of solvents on site. In 1986, Bucks County Health Department identified contamination attributed to site operations in drinking water wells. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990. EPA completed construction of an alternate water supply for affected wells in 1998. The site’s potentially responsible party is currently working with EPA to treat groundwater contamination. The site owner uses the property for the storage and repair of antique cars and leases space to other businesses.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 3 people and generated an estimated $198,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Elizabethtown Landfill Core Infrastructure Reuse

The Elizabethtown Landfill Superfund site is located in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. From 1958 to 1973, an unlicensed landfill operated in a former sandstone quarry at the 16-acre site. The landfill accepted industrial and municipal wastes from nearby businesses and communities. Improper waste disposal resulted in contaminated groundwater and surface water. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. In 1986, one of the potentially responsible parties installed a cap over the site as well as methane control vents and a leachate collection system. Plans for groundwater cleanup are ongoing. In 2008, the site owners signed an easement agreement with the Elizabethtown Area Water Authority (EAWA). The agreement allowed EAWA to construct, operate and maintain a water storage tower and an associated transmission line on site. The water storage tower is now in operation; it supplies water to the surrounding area. West Donegal Township uses the site’s asphalt cap as an overflow parking area for community events.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Enterprise Avenue Capped Site Reuse

The 57-acre Enterprise Avenue Superfund site is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For five years, the City of Philadelphia used the area to dispose of incineration residue, fly ash and bulky debris. Several waste handling companies also illegally buried drums containing industrial and chemical wastes on site. Improper disposal practices resulted in the contamination of soil and groundwater. In 1983, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL). The City of Philadelphia removed contaminated soil and capped the landfill. Groundwater monitoring is ongoing. Monitored natural attenuation is currently being evaluated as a groundwater remediation option at the site. After completing cleanup construction, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1986. In 1999, the Philadelphia Department of Aviation completed a 5,000-foot commuter runway for Philadelphia International Airport on site. The runway reduces flight delays and traffic congestion at the airport.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business.  EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. For additional information click here.

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Fischer & Porter Co.

The 6-acre Fischer & Porter Co. Superfund site is located in Warminster Township, Pennsylvania. Fischer & Porter Company (F&P), a producer of flow meters and process control equipment, conducted testing and manufacturing operations on site. In the early 1980s, EPA identified contamination in industrial supply wells on site and in public water supply wells in Warminster Township and the Borough of Hatboro. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities included installing groundwater pumping and treatment systems for industrial wells and public water supply wells. F&P (now ABB Instrumentation) sold the site property and original buildings in 1997, but continues to lease office space at the site and operate the groundwater pumping and treatment remedy. Starting in 2000, an unrelated company, Blue Marlin Associates, purchased parts of the site property and built two buildings. These facilities provide over 100,000 square feet of office, manufacturing and warehouse space. Commercial businesses remain active at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 9 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 773 people and generated an estimated $77,959,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Havertown PCP Capped Site Reuse

Havertown PCPHavertown PCPThe 12-acre Havertown PCP Superfund site is located in Havertown Township, Pennsylvania. From 1947 to 1991, National Wood Preservers operated a wood treatment facility at the site. The company reportedly poured liquid wastes on surface soil and disposed of liquid wastes in a well. After sampling identified contamination in groundwater, surface water and soil, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities included the removal and disposal of hazardous liquid, solid and sludge wastes. After removing all site buildings, workers capped areas of contaminated soil. Cleanup finished in 2010. Groundwater treatment is ongoing. Several land uses are currently located on site. A grocery store and a restaurant remained open for business during cleanup. Demolition of the former Philadelphia Chewing Gum Corporation factory made way for the Freedom Valley YMCA. The $22 million facility, which includes three pools, a gymnasium, wellness center, locker rooms, indoor track and educational care center, opened in October 2013. In 2015, EPA Region 3 recognized the YMCA facility’s leadership with its Excellence in Site Reuse award. EPA, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and Haverford Township also coordinated on the construction of a storage facility on part of the capped area at the site. EPA, PADEP and Haverford Township will continue to work with interested parties to support the site’s return to safe and productive use.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 5 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 409 people and generated an estimated $9,047,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Heleva Landfill Capped Site Reuse

The Heleva Landfill Superfund site is in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The 93-acre site includes a 26-acre capped landfill. Open-pit iron ore mining operations in the late 1800s left four open, water-filled pits at the site. A sanitary landfill began operating on site in 1967. It accepted general mixed refuse, including paper, wood and orchard wastes. The landfill also accepted unconfirmed types and amounts of industrial wastes, including solvents. After the landfill’s closure in 1981, landfill operators capped the wastes in place. After sampling detected contamination in a groundwater well, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities included installation of a new landfill cover, a passive gas venting system, and a groundwater pump-and-treat system. Cleanup also included extension of the public water supply to 38 residences impacted by site contamination. Groundwater treatment is ongoing. Site uses include a landscaping business, which uses a 1-acre area outside the capped area for storage. In 2013, 90 percent of the landfill gas vents on the cap were closed, which allowed a local farmer to harvest the vegetation on the cap as hay. The hay is stored on site in silage bags.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business.  EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. For additional information click here.

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Henderson Road Capped Site Reuse

The 7-acre Henderson Road Superfund site is located in Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania. In the 1970s, O’Hara Sanitation Company used the area for waste storage and recycling, vehicle maintenance and parking, and office facilities. Site operators used a former industrial water supply well to dispose of industrial liquid wastes. EPA identified groundwater contamination and a contaminated landfill on the site. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. Cleanup activities included landfill capping and groundwater and leachate monitoring. Cleanup activities also included erosion repair and methane monitoring. Republic Services currently operates a solid waste management facility on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 35 people and generated an estimated $30,011,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Industrial Lane Capped Site Reuse

The Industrial Lane Superfund site is located in Easton, Pennsylvania. It includes an industrial area and a 30-acre sanitary landfill. An unlined landfill operated on site from 1961 to 1988. Its operations resulted in groundwater contamination. Iron ore extraction and iron works operations may also have contributed to site contamination. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. Cleanup activities included providing an alternate drinking water source to affected residences, closing the unlined municipal landfill and treating contaminated groundwater. A permitted, lined landfill continues to operate on top of and next to the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. EPA did not have further economic details related to this business.  For additional information click here.

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Jacks Creek/Sitkin Smelting & Refining, Inc. Capped Site Reuse

The 115-acre Jacks Creek/Sitkin Smelting & Refining, Inc. Superfund site is in a rural agricultural area of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. From 1958 to 1977, Sitkin Smelting Company operated a smelting and precious metals reclamation facility on site. Investigations identified lead and other metals in site soils. Sediment contamination along Jacks Creek, a recreational area for fishermen, prompted a fish consumption advisory. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup activities included demolishing on-site buildings; removing underground storage tanks, ash material, transformers and drums; removing and treating contaminated soil; and constructing a multi-layer cap. Cleanup activities also included floodplain restoration and wetland restoration. Monitoring is ongoing. A metal scrap yard and aluminum recycling facility continue to operate on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 85 people and generated an estimated $10,000,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Jackson Ceramix, Inc.

The Jackson Ceramix Superfund site is located in Falls Creek, Pennsylvania. From 1917 to 1985, a facility made and painted china on site. Ceramics manufacturing contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater with sludge and wastewater containing lead and industrial solvents. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2005. EPA has since investigated soil, groundwater and sediment to assess the extent of contamination and possible human health and ecological risks. The site encompasses about 233 acres, including the 200-acre Sandy Lick Creek floodplain and the 17-acre former manufacturing area as well as adjacent drainage and ball field areas. In 2016, the Borough of Falls Creek purchased a 12-acre parcel of the former manufacturing area with the goal of attracting industry and jobs. Prior to the purchase, the Borough coordinated with EPA and obtained comfort letters. EPA has established a strong working relationship with the Borough so that redevelopment plans can inform EPA’s ongoing remedial process. EPA is also offering the Borough support through the Agency’s Superfund Redevelopment Initiative. Site investigations are ongoing.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Keystone Sanitation Landfill Capped Site Reuse

Keystone Sanitation LandfillKeystone Sanitation LandfillThe 70-acre Keystone Sanitation Landfill Superfund site is a privately-owned property in a rural part of Union Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania. The owners, who live in a single-family residence on site, began accepting construction debris, white goods and some hazardous wastes in 1966. The landfill expanded to cover about 48 acres at the time of its closure in 1992. Investigations identified contaminants in groundwater, surface water and sediments. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987. Cleanup included groundwater extraction and treatment at the landfill perimeter, residential groundwater treatment, and a form of active soil gas extraction known as “enhanced landfill gas extraction,” or ELGE. Operation of the groundwater extraction and treatment system began in 2000. Operation of the landfill gas extraction system began in 2003. Both systems continue to operate. Grass and a low-permeability soil cover were placed atop the landfill as part of the cleanup remedy. The single-family residence on site remains occupied.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Kimberton

KimbertonKimbertonThe 45-acre Kimberton Superfund site is located in Kimberton Borough (East Pikeland Township), Pennsylvania. Beginning in 1947, site operators made resins, textiles and asphalt products on site. From 1947 to 1959, operators disposed of various residues in eight lagoons. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 after confirming soil and groundwater contained volatile organic compounds. Cleanup workers removed drums, excavated lagoons and treated residential wells. The site’s potentially responsible parties provided an alternate source of drinking water to 25 nearby residences and businesses until completion of the public water supply connection in 1992. Groundwater treatment, which began at the site in 1993, is ongoing. The Henry Company started producing roofing products at the site in 1969. Its plant continued to operate during cleanup. The company’s facilities include the main plant, a warehouse, office buildings and the groundwater treatment plant. Private parties purchased the remaining part of the site – 21 acres of open, undeveloped land.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 300 people and generated an estimated $190,472,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Lansdowne Radiation Site

The Lansdowne Radiation Superfund site is located in Lansdowne, Pennsylvania. From 1924 to 1944, a University of Pennsylvania chemistry and physics professor processed enriched radium ore in the basement of his home. Processing of the ore resulted in radioactive contamination of the three-story duplex house where he lived as well as two garages on the property, two garages on neighboring properties, municipal sewers, sidewalks, the street and soil on eight properties. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1985. EPA cleanup included demolition of the house, cleanup of contaminated soil, sidewalks and portions of the street, street repaving, and replacement of the sewer line. EPA disposed of contaminated materials at an off-site waste disposal facility and then backfilled and reseeded the excavated areas. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1991. The site remains a residential neighborhood.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Lindane Dump Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse

The Lindane Dump Superfund site is located in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. From 1850 to 1986, several companies used the area for waste disposal. Wastes included materials from mining, chemical manufacturing, electrical generation, steel manufacturing and building demolition. EPA identified contamination in groundwater, soil and leachate and placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities included capping the site and leachate collection and treatment. Operation and maintenance activities are ongoing. Following cleanup, work to restore Alsco Community Park began in 1999. Restoration of the 14-acre recreation facility on site included the planting of 150 trees. The park now includes tennis courts, baseball fields, a utility building, walking paths, picnic areas, open space and parking.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Lower Darby Creek Area Green Infrastructure Reuse

Lower Darby Creek AreaLower Darby Creek AreaThe Lower Darby Creek Area Superfund site is located along Darby and Cobbs creeks in Philadelphia and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania. The site consists of two landfills – the Clearview Landfill and the Folcroft Landfill. The landfills operated from the 1950s to the 1970s. They accepted municipal, demolition and hospital wastes. Site operators placed wastes and landfill material along the edges of the creek. The landfills have likely impacted adjacent creeks and wetlands through surface erosion, runoff and seeps. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2001. In 2011 and 2012, EPA excavated and disposed of almost 4,000 tons of high-level polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) waste. Starting in 2016, EPA began a removal action to excavate residential yards impacted by the Clearview Landfill. In 2016, 27 residential yards were remediated. EPA has more residential yard cleanups planned for 2017. As part of the Clearview Landfill cleanup, EPA will help businesses located on the landfill to relocate their operations. EPA is currently working with potentially responsible parties (PRPs) on cleanup plans for Folcroft Landfill. EPA is also conducting a comprehensive human health and ecological risk assessment for the aquatic portions of the site. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service manages Folcroft Landfill as part of the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. As part of cleanup planning, EPA continues to work closely with the site’s Community Advisory Group and Technical Assistance Grantee.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 13 people and generated an estimated $1,913,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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McAdoo Associates Capped Site Reuse

The McAdoo Associates Superfund site consists of two separate areas. The McAdoo Kline Township area is located in Kline Township, Pennsylvania. The McAdoo Blaine Street area is located in McAdoo Borough, Pennsylvania. Coal mining and metal recycling operations took place at the McAdoo Kline Township location from the 1880s to the 1960s. Prior to 1972, a heating oil and gasoline storage business operated at the McAdoo Blaine Street location. After EPA identified contaminated soil and groundwater at the site, EPA placed it on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities at the McAdoo Klein location included removing storage tanks and soil, studying the potential collapse of mining areas, capping, and monitoring groundwater. Cleanup activities at the McAdoo Blaine Street location included storage tank emptying and removal, soil removal, light non-aqueous phase liquid removal, and groundwater monitoring. The McAdoo Klein location remains capped and fenced. In 1998, a local business owner entered into a Prospective Purchaser Agreement (PPA) with EPA for the McAdoo Blaine Street area. A PPA encourages the redevelopment of contaminated property by addressing purchaser liability issues. With the PPA in place, the owner built a small warehouse/storage facility on site. EPA took the site off the NPL in 2001.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business.  EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. For additional information click here.

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Metal Banks Capped Site Reuse

The Metal Banks Superfund Superfund site is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A scrap metal and transformer salvage facility operated at the 8-acre area. Salvaging metal and transformers resulted in releases of oil to the Delaware River, contaminating surface water and groundwater. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA approved the site’s remedial design in 2008. Cleanup included excavation and off-site disposal of contaminated soil and sediment, removal and disposal of an underground storage tank, and installation of a marine cap to contain sediments in the Delaware River. Cleanup finished in 2010. Monitoring and maintenance are ongoing. In 2016, adjacent property owners Revolution Recovery purchased the site property to expand their material recovery operation.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 110 people and generated an estimated $20,000,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Middletown Air Field

The 500-acre Middletown Air Field Superfund site is located between Middletown and Highspire in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. From 1898 to 1966, the federal government owned and operated Army Camp George Gordon Meade and later Olmstead Air Force Base on site. Aircraft maintenance, overhauling and testing took place at the site. These activities resulted in contamination of wells, groundwater and soil. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. EPA identified five disposal areas as potential sources of groundwater contamination. Cleanup activities included installation of groundwater treatment and monitoring systems. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1997. Harrisburg International Airport opened on site in 1967 and continues to operate. Other site uses include a Pennsylvania State University Campus, several industrial properties, and a storage and vehicle maintenance area for the Middletown School District.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 55 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 1,770 people and generated an estimated $211,322,648 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Mill Creek Dump Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse

Mill Creek DumpMill Creek DumpThe 124-acre Mill Creek Dump Superfund site is located in Millcreek, Pennsylvania. The site includes 84 acres of former freshwater wetlands and a 40-acre strip of land next to Conrail railroad tracks. For 40 years, an industrial and municipal dump and an unpermitted dump area operated on site. These areas accepted foundry sands, solvents, waste oils, and other industrial and municipal wastes. On-site practices resulted in the contamination of soil, sediments and groundwater. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources closed the dump in 1981. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. Cleanup activities included groundwater treatment, soil capping, construction of a flood retention basin, and wetlands replacement. In 1996, the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) and Millcreek Township worked with EPA to modify the cap design to allow for development of a golf course. The golf course, the Millcreek Golf and Learning Center, opened in 2001. PRPs donated the nine-hole golf course and driving range property to Millcreek Township in 2002. The golf course closed in 2011 to allow construction of the Erie International Airport runway expansion project. The project required 12 acres of the cap and golf course area for the runway expansion. The runway extension opened in November 2012. The driving range reopened in August 2014, and the Township has plans to renovate and reopen the golf course in 2017.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed one person and generated an estimated $312,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Modern Sanitation Landfill Capped Site Reuse

The 66-acre Modern Sanitation Landfill Superfund site is in the townships of Windsor and Lower Windsor in Pennsylvania. The site is part of the 371-acre Modern Landfill, an active permitted facility. In the 1940s, a landfill on site was used for domestic dumping. Between 1976 and 1979, the unlined facility reportedly received hazardous wastes. Later investigations found contamination in soil, groundwater, surface water, and private wells and springs near the site. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. Cleanup involved capping 62 acres of the original landfill portion of the site. Horizontal and vertical expansions of the permitted facility have resulted in landfill cells constructed on top of part of the site. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides oversight of the Modern Landfill’s current operations. Landfill systems include leachate collection, groundwater extraction and treatment, and gas collection.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 34 people and generated an estimated $9,057,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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North Penn - Area 1

The North Penn - Area 1 Superfund site is in Souderton, Pennsylvania. The site is one of 12 Superfund sites in the North Penn area that contributes to area-wide groundwater contamination. The site includes three former dry-cleaning facilities. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. EPA excavated tons of contaminated soil from two of the dry-cleaning properties. EPA also installed a groundwater extraction system, which operated until 2005. After further investigations found high levels of contamination in a monitoring well, EPA installed a pump to remove contaminated water and discharge it to a sanitary sewer. EPA continues to monitor site groundwater. Several commercial businesses are currently active on site. Parkside Apartments, also located on site, remains a residential community.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 8 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 92 people and generated an estimated $10,540,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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North Penn - Area 2 Capped Site Reuse

The North Penn - Area 2 Superfund site is located in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. The site is one of 12 Superfund sites identified in the North Penn area as contributing to area-wide groundwater contamination. Investigations focused on contamination found at two properties – the 87-acre former Ametek facility and the former Steiert property. From 1963 to 1986, the Ametek facility used a degreasing solvent in its manufacturing processes. In 1980, the North Penn Water Authority detected site-related contaminants in on-site and downgradient wells. Operations also resulted in contamination of soil at both properties and sediment at the Steiert property. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup efforts in 1987 and 1995 removed contaminated soil and sediments from the Ametek property. These efforts also stabilized soil and sediments in an on-site berm and capped and seeded the berm. In 2007, cleanup activities at the Steiert property included removal and disposal of lead-contaminated soil and sediment. Cleanup efforts included preservation of mature trees on site. Additional cleanup at the Ametek facility, which included soil and sediment removal as well as upgrades to the groundwater pumping system, finished in 2012. Penn Color currently operates a pigment production facility at the former Ametek facility.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 225 people and generated an estimated $13,313,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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North Penn - Area 5

The North Penn - Area 5 Superfund site occupies an approximately 5-square-mile area in Colmar, Pennsylvania. The site is one of 12 Superfund sites identified in the North Penn area as contributing to area-wide groundwater contamination. Since the late 1940s, various industries have operated on the site, including an electronic communication systems and components manufacturing facility, an automobile parts manufacturing facility, a packaging manufacturer, and a number of smaller facilities associated with a variety of products and services. Site investigations found volatile organic compound contamination in groundwater. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup efforts at the site are ongoing. In addition to industrial businesses, commercial businesses, residences, undeveloped woodlands, parkland, and farmland continue to occupy different parts of the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 16 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 816 people and generated an estimated $351,996,270 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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North Penn - Area 6

The North Penn - Area 6 Superfund site is one of 12 Superfund sites identified in the North Penn area as contributing to area-wide groundwater contamination. The site encompasses groundwater contamination in and around the Borough of Lansdale, Pennsylvania. Investigations found chemicals related to solvents and degreasers in groundwater at the site. EPA identified 26 facilities in the Lansdale area as possible sources of contamination due to their use of site-related solvents. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. EPA extended the public water supply to 20 residences with contaminated wells and cleanup activities addressed contaminated soil at several properties. Groundwater treatment systems continue to operate. Light industrial, commercial and residential land uses are currently located on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 12 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 251 people and generated an estimated $85,295,197 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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North Penn - Area 7

The North Penn - Area 7 Superfund site is located in North Wales, Pennsylvania. The site is one of 12 Superfund sites identified in the North Penn area as contributing to area-wide groundwater contamination. The site covers 650 acres and includes five industrial facilities that use or previously used solvents. Industrial process wastes contaminated groundwater and soil at the site. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup activities include soil removal, soil treatment and pumping of contaminated wells. Agreements between EPA and one property owner enabled soil removal and allowed construction of an apartment complex. Cleanup of the Spra-Fin Inc. portion of the site finished in 2011. Cleanup planning for source-area properties, site-wide groundwater studies and a vapor intrusion study are ongoing. Soil, groundwater and vapor intrusion remedial decisions are expected in 2018. Several industrial facilities continue to operate at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 11 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 916 people and generated an estimated $777,381,157 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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North Penn - Area 12

The North Penn - Area 12 Superfund site includes the 25-acre former Transicoil facility in Worcester, Pennsylvania. The site is one of 12 Superfund sites in the North Penn area identified as contributing to area-wide groundwater contamination. Electric motor manufacturing took place at the site from 1952 to 1991. The company disposed of solvent and waste oils in an underground storage tank. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990. Cleanup activities included groundwater treatment and the extension of the public water supply to affected residences and businesses. In 1998, Techni-Tool, a catalog tool company, purchased the site property after signing a Prospective Purchaser Agreement (PPA) with EPA. Since 2000, the company has operated a distribution facility on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 75 people and generated an estimated $37,450,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Novak Sanitary Landfill Capped Site Reuse

The Novak Sanitary Landfill Superfund site occupies 65 acres in a residential community near Allentown, Pennsylvania. This privately-owned landfill operated from the late 1950s to 1990. The landfill accepted demolition, municipal and industrial wastes. For 20 years, landfill operators disposed of wastes in unlined trenches. After investigations determined that site activities contaminated soil and groundwater, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup activities included fencing installation, leachate collection, landfill venting and capping, groundwater monitoring, and land use controls. Construction of the site’s landfill cap and leachate collection system finished in September 2002. EPA’s cleanup plan enabled continued residential use on part of the site during and after cleanup.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Occidental Chemical Corp./Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.

Occidental Chemical Corp./Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.Occidental Chemical Corp./Firestone Tire & Rubber Co.The 250-acre Occidental Chemical Corp./Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. Superfund site is located in Lower Pottsgrove Township, Pennsylvania. Since before World War II, site owners disposed of industrial wastes at the site. An airplane engine manufacturing facility also operated on site. Firestone Tire and Rubber operated on site from 1945 to 1980, making tires and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resins. Occidental Chemical Corporation purchased the site property in 1980 and continued to manufacture PVC resins. On-site disposal of industrial wastes in landfills and unlined earthen lagoons caused contamination of groundwater. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Groundwater extraction, treatment and monitoring is ongoing. Other cleanup activities, completed in 2008, included the excavation and removal of PVC sludge materials in the lagoons and restoration of the area with clean fill. A warehouse facility owned by BCW, Inc. is currently located on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 8 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 23 people and generated an estimated $17,724,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Ohio River Park Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse

golf dome and track at the siteOhio River ParkThe Ohio River Park Superfund site is located on Neville Island, Pennsylvania, in the middle of the Ohio River. A municipal waste landfill for Neville Township operated at the site from the 1930s until the mid-1950s. In 1978, Allegheny County began developing the site as a park, but stopped construction after discovery of industrial waste. Waste disposal practices contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. In 1990, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup activities included removing contaminated soil, covering waste with a multi-layer cap, and covering remaining site areas with an erosion cap. After placing use restrictions on the property, developers began construction of a multi-purpose recreation center. The Island Sports Center began its first full season of operations in 1998. The Center includes a golf training facility, a fitness center, a restaurant, a covered golf dome, an outdoor site for soccer and baseball, a shot-put practice area, a 5-acre building housing two Olympic indoor ice skating rinks, and accompanying parking lots and sidewalks. The 250-by-300-foot covered golf dome is on a section of a 7-acre area covered by the multi-layer cap. The other capped area supports an ice rink and a restaurant. In 2004, Robert Morris University bought the site property and added a track area, a lacrosse field and a practice field.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 14 people and generated an estimated $633,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Old City of York Landfill Capped Site Reuse

Residence on the siteOld City of York LandfillThe 178-acre Old City of York Landfill Superfund site is located in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania. From 1961 to 1975, the City of York operated a 56-acre landfill on site that reportedly accepted industrial wastes. In 1981, site investigations found contamination from the landfill in groundwater and nearby domestic wells. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup included restoring 16 acres of soil cover that had eroded from the landfill, groundwater pumping and treatment, removing contaminated sediment from on-site leachate vaults, and monitoring surface water. In 2000, treatment of groundwater ended and monitoring of natural processes to clean up groundwater began. A private home is currently located on the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Palmerton Zinc Pile

Palmerton Zinc PilePalmerton Zinc PileThe Palmerton Zinc Pile Superfund site is located in Palmerton, Pennsylvania. Former primary zinc smelting operations from two plants in Palmerton resulted in area-wide contamination. The site includes Blue Mountain, a large smelting residue pile called the Cinder Bank and much of the surrounding valley north of Blue Mountain. For nearly 80 years, the New Jersey Zinc Company disposed of 33 million tons of smelting waste at the site. Former smelting operations released heavy metals into the valley, causing the widespread loss of trees across about 4,000 acres of Blue Mountain. This barren area allowed for surface water contamination from erosion of contaminated soils into Aquashicola Creek and the Lehigh River. Heavy metals contaminated dust, soil, shallow groundwater and surface water. The presence of lead in children’s blood samples triggered public health and environmental investigations. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup includes revegetation of Blue Mountain, surface water diversion and treatment, and soil cleanup on private properties. EPA is currently developing a cleanup plan for shallow groundwater and surface water. Horsehead Industries purchased one of the smelters and continues to operate the facility on site today. In 2002, the Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) purchased over 750 acres of property along Blue Mountain. The responsible parties, in cooperation with LGNC, began erosion stabilization and revegetation efforts with native grasses in 2003. The same year, the Lehigh Gap Wildlife Refuge officially opened to the public. Today, over 13,000 trees and native grasses cover 3,000 acres of Blue Mountain. The refuge provides habitat for local wildlife and migratory species while also stabilizing soils, minimizing erosion and improving water quality. The refuge has a vast trail system for hikers, birders and outdoors enthusiasts. It also offers programs in environmental education, wildlife viewing and native habitat restoration research. In 2010, a new visitor and education center opened at the site. It includes a lobby, research library and classroom/laboratory space. In September 2014, EPA Region 3 recognized LGNC’s efforts with its Excellence in Site Reuse award.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 190 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 1,769 people and generated an estimated $241,690,797 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Presque Isle

Presque IslePresque IsleThe Presque Isle Superfund site is located on the Presque Isle State Park peninsula in Erie County, Pennsylvania. From the early 1970s until the early 1980s, discharge of a noxious black liquid released contamination into the air, soil and shallow groundwater. Investigations identified an unplugged natural gas well, which was dug in 1910 and abandoned in 1920, as the source of the discharge. The discharge contaminated soil and groundwater. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities included plugging the leaking well with cement down to 900 feet. Monitoring has not detected discharge since 1982. EPA took the site off the NPL in 1988. The site is a public recreation area used for picnicking, swimming and fishing. The site provides habitat for deer, squirrels and waterfowl.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Price Battery Lead Smelter

The Price Battery Lead Smelter Superfund site is a 187-acre area in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. The Price Battery plant operated on site from 1940 to the mid-1990s. Price Battery manufacturing contaminated the 9-acre plant and surrounding areas with lead, arsenic and antimony. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in April 2005. EPA cleaned up 555 residential yards and decontaminated the interiors of 402 homes. EPA completed the residential portion of the cleanup in late 2013. The potential responsible party continues to clean up the former Price Battery plant property. EPA’s ecological assessment of Kaercher and Mill creeks is ongoing.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business.  EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. For additional information click here.

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Publicker Industries, Inc.

The Publicker Industries Inc. Superfund site is located along the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It covers about 40 acres. Publicker Industries produced liquor and industrial alcohols at the site and later used the area as a petroleum product and chemical storage facility. The company abandoned the site in 1986. Abandoned site equipment included tanks, drums, chemical laboratories, production buildings, warehouses, a power plant, and aboveground and underground process lines. Solid and liquid gas streams, highly-reactive lab wastes and gas cylinders posed a threat of fire and explosion. Site activities led to contamination of groundwater, soil and debris. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup involved the removal and off-site disposal of contaminated debris and soil, the capping and sealing of groundwater wells, asbestos removal, and repair of electric and stormwater utilities. The site was one of the first in the country where a prospective purchaser agreement (PPA) with EPA led to redevelopment and economic revitalization. In 1997, EPA recognized the site as the nation's 500th Superfund site to achieve the construction completion milestone. In 2000, EPA took the site off the NPL. Site uses currently include a parking lot for new cars passing through a nearby marine terminal and a marine shipping container repair facility.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business.  EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. For additional information click here.

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Raymark Capped Site Reuse

The 7-acre Raymark Superfund site is in Hatboro, Pennsylvania. From 1948 to 1972, a metal fabrication shop operated on site. Operators disposed of treated wastes and untreated wastewater from electroplating and degreasing processes in unlined lagoons on site. Operators also stored a volatile organic compound in outdoor and above-ground tanks on site. These storage and disposal practices resulted in groundwater contamination. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup workers installed a groundwater treatment system. They also put a cap in place to contain remaining waste. In 2005, C&L Rivet Company purchased the site property and continues metal fabrication operations on site. Other commercial reuses are located on site as well. EPA is currently conducting a study to verify that harmful vapors from the groundwater contamination are not accumulating in buildings or structures at the site or nearby.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 8 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 45 people and generated an estimated $6,159,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Recticon/Allied Steel Corp.

Recticon/Allied Steel Corp.Recticon/Allied Steel Corp.The 5-acre Recticon/Allied Steel Corp. Superfund site is located in East Coventry Township, Pennsylvania. The site includes two properties – the former Recticon facility and the Allied Steel facility. Recticon, a subsidiary of Rockwell International, made silicon wafers at the site from 1974 to 1981. Allied Steel Products Corporation manufactured steel at the site beginning in 1972. Manufacturing activities contaminated on-site and private wells. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Residents impacted by contaminated groundwater received water filtration systems until their connection to municipal water supply lines in 1999. Cleanup activities included removing contaminated soils and disposing of them off site and installing a groundwater pump-and-treat system. In 2002, a pilot program successfully tested a new technique to clean up groundwater. Site groundwater has been at or below cleanup action levels since October 2011. Longstreth Corporation purchased the Allied Steel property after signing a prospective purchaser agreement (PPA) with EPA. The company currently operates a sports equipment business and retail store on site. A marble and granite showroom also operates on the Recticon property.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 46 people and generated an estimated $26,337,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Resin Disposal Capped Site Reuse

The Resin Disposal Superfund site is located in Jefferson Borough, Pennsylvania. The 26-acre area includes a 2-acre landfill, which operated from 1949 until 1964, receiving industrial wastes. Landfill operations resulted in contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water. In 1983, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup activities included landfill capping, fencing and collection of landfill liquids (leachate). Leachate is gravity fed into an oil/water separator; the nearby Hercules Jefferson plant recycled the oil from the site for use as fuel until 2002. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 2003. After a series of leachate releases between 2010 and 2012, an upgraded leachate collection system was constructed and is now operational. The site owner has installed birdhouses to attract migratory birds. Native vegetation at the site provides habitat for local wildlife.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Revere Chemical Co. Capped Site Reuse

The Revere Chemical Co. Superfund site is in Nockamixon Township, Pennsylvania. Until abandoning the site property in 1970, Revere Chemical Company operated a processing facility for acid and metal-plating waste. The company stored hazardous wastes in drums, piles and unlined earthen pits. Wastes contaminated surrounding soil, groundwater and Rapp Creek, which flows through Nockamixon. In 1987, EPA added the 113-acre site to the National Priorities List (NPL). EPA worked with the Pennsylvania Department of Health and the Revere Steering Committee, a group of 12 potentially responsible parties (PRPs), to clean up the site and prepare it for reuse. The PRPs capped the contamination and planted wildflowers on top of the cap. In 2002, Nockamixon Township took ownership of the site. The area now provides habitat for migratory birds and other wildlife. Nockamixon Township also allows use of the site for bird watching and stargazing.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Ryeland Road Arsenic Site

The restored wetland habitat on the siteRyeland Road Arsenic SiteThe Ryeland Road Arsenic Superfund site is located in Heidelberg Township, Pennsylvania. It consists of five parcels of land covering 7 acres and a forested wetland. Until 1942, Standard Chemical Works Corporation (SCWC) and Allegheny Chemical Corporation (ACC) manufactured pesticides, fungicides, paints and varnishes and disposed of wastes on four of the parcels. In the late 1970s, residential development began on these four parcels of land. SCWC and ACC used the fifth parcel primarily for waste disposal. Site investigations found high levels of arsenic and lead in soil at the site. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2004. In 2006, cleanup activities began, permanently relocating residents in three on-site homes, demolishing vacated homes, and removing contaminated soil and disposing of it off site. The cleanup also removed contaminated soil from adjacent residential properties. EPA conducted innovative cleanup and restoration activities on the forested and wetland-covered portion of the site. In 2009, EPA vacuum dredged the spring-fed creek at the site to minimize impacts on the stream, woods and wetlands. EPA is currently completing groundwater studies to inform a remedy to address contaminated groundwater. A portion of the site remains in agricultural use with surrounding residential properties. Heidelberg Township assumed ownership of four parcels of the site property remediated by EPA. The Township built a building on one parcel, which a local youth sports league currently uses for equipment storage.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Saegertown Industrial Area

Entrance to the LORD Corporation, Saegertown Operations facilitySaegertown Industrial AreaThe 100-acre Saegertown Industrial Area Superfund site is located in Saegertown, Pennsylvania. From the mid-1950s to 1965, General American Transportation Corporation (GATX) cleaned and repaired railroad tank cars at the site. The Saegertown Manufacturing Corporation began producing small steel components on site in 1965 and continues to operate on site today. In 1980, the state identified contamination in a municipal supply well. In 1990, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup included on-site treatment for groundwater, sludge and soil contamination, removal of tons of soil and sludge from the GATX area, and treatment and disposal of contaminated soil and sludge. The site’s potentially responsible party led the cleanup under EPA oversight and backfilled and reseeded site areas. Groundwater treatment is ongoing. The site remains in continued industrial use. Lord Corporation continues to produce adhesives, urethane coatings and rubber chemicals at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 212 people and generated an estimated $351,495,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Sharon Steel Corp. (Farrell Works Disposal Area) Capped Site Reuse

Sharon Steel Corp (Farrell Works Disposal Area)Sharon Steel Corp (Farrell Works Disposal Area)The 325-acre Sharon Steel Corporation (Farrell Works Disposal Area) Superfund site is located in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, near the Pennsylvania/Ohio state border. Starting in 1900, the Sharon Steel Corporation used the area to dispose of furnace slag and sludge. From 1949 to 1981, site operators dumped millions of gallons of waste acid over the slag to try to neutralize the acid. Leachate from the slag and sludge migrated into soil and groundwater, leaving the site contaminated. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1998. In 2000, under the terms of a prospective purchaser agreement (PPA), EPA worked with a local company to enable the reuse of slag at the site for construction and road projects. In 2006, EPA divided the site into two areas so that site businesses (an asphalt plant and trucking company) could continue to operate during cleanup. In 2006, EPA selected a remedy for part of the site. It includes regrading, contouring and treating contaminated slag and sludge with a biosolids cap, stabilizing eroded river banks, land and groundwater use restrictions, and long-term groundwater, surface water and sediment monitoring. Cleanup is ongoing. The site property is currently for sale. After cleanup and the site’s revegetation, the area may well serve recreational users.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 17 people and generated an estimated $2,616,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Stanley Kessler

The 3-acre Stanley Kessler Superfund site is located in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. A welding wire degreasing and repackaging business operated on site from the 1960s to 2000. During operations, site operators improperly disposed of solvent degreasers. In 1979, sampling detected contaminants in the Upper Merion Reservoir, a source of drinking water for the area. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup included groundwater treatment. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing. Two tenants continue to operate industrial facilities on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 18 people and generated an estimated $7,700,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Strasburg Landfill Capped Site Reuse

The 302-acre Strasburg Landfill Superfund site is in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The permitted landfill received municipal and industrial wastes from 1978 to 1983. In 1983, the state found contamination in on-site monitoring wells and in a private well downgradient of the site. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup activities included landfill capping, leachate collection and treatment, and fencing the site. Cleanup finished in 1999. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection now maintains the cap and operates the leachate collection and treatment system. A conservation easement with the Natural Lands Trust protects 159 acres of privately-owned land at the site. The land includes deciduous woodlands and a trout-breeding stream.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Valmont TCE Site (Former Valmont Industrial Park)

The Valmont TCE Superfund site (former Valmont Industrial Park site) is located in West Hazleton, Pennsylvania. The site consists of the former Chromatex plant in the Valmont Industrial Park. It also includes an area of groundwater contamination that extends from the plant. From 1978 to 2001, Chromatex manufactured upholstery fabric at the site. In 1987, EPA identified contamination in groundwater at the site and several residential wells in the area and connected residents to the municipal water supply. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in September 2001. In 2004, EPA removed contaminated soil and disposed of it at an off-site facility. In 2006 and 2007, EPA installed systems to address vapor intrusion in nearby residences. These systems continue to operate. In 2007, EPA constructed a soil vapor extraction and treatment system inside the former Chromatex plant to address contaminated soils beneath the foundation. The system ran until 2009. Cleanup also includes groundwater treatment and monitoring and land use restrictions. The site remains in continued use – a storage facility for detergent products is located on site. In 2016, the firm using the facility purchased the site property.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 4 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 14 people and generated an estimated $1,849,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Wade (ABM) Capped Site Reuse

Wade (ABM)Wade (ABM)The 3-acre Wade (ABM) Superfund site is located along the Delaware River in Chester, Pennsylvania. From 1950 until the early 1970s, a rubber recycling facility operated on site. Illegal industrial waste storage and disposal also took place at the site until 1978. Parties stored wastes in drums or dumped the wastes directly onto the ground or into trenches. A fire in 1978 and waste disposal activities resulted in contamination of groundwater and soil. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA removed liquid waste and contaminated soil and debris for off-site disposal. EPA capped and regraded the site, covering it with topsoil and seeding it to minimize erosion. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1989. In 2003, EPA and the Chester Parking Authority entered into a prospective purchaser agreement (PPA). The Chester Parking Authority purchased the site property and redeveloped it as a parking area with a fishing pier as part of the City’s Barry Bridge Park complex. Redevelopment activities included cap improvements, installation of a storm drainage system, and resurfacing areas for parking and green space. In 2008, the City demolished parts of the Barry Bridge Park complex to allow construction of Chester’s professional soccer stadium, which opened in June 2010 and is currently named Talen Energy Stadium. The City retained the on-site parking area, modifying it to accommodate delivery truck access.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Walsh Landfill Capped Site Reuse

The 7-acre Walsh Landfill Superfund site is located along a forested ridge in Honey Brook Township in Chester County and Caernarvon Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. From 1963 to 1977, an unpermitted landfill operated on site, accepting industrial and hazardous waste and municipal trash. Waste disposal resulted in contaminated groundwater and residential well water. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. EPA removed drummed wastes from the site and connected affected residences to a municipal water supply. In 2006, a group of potentially responsible parties (PRP) installed an evaporation/transpiration cover system over the site to reduce water infiltration through the landfill and further limit the potential for migration of contaminants into groundwater. The PRP group planted 4,100 deep-rooting hybrid poplar trees and shallow-rooting plants on top of the cover system. These plantings absorb rainwater and prevent potential damage from excess water collecting on top of the cover. Most of the site is in ecological reuse; trees planted on the cover are at least 20 feet tall. The PRP group continues to inspect the site and conducts routine groundwater monitoring.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Sharon Plant) Capped Site Reuse

Exterior of the Westinghouse Electric Corp. former Sharon PlantWestinghouse Electric Corp. (Sharon Plant)The 58-acre Westinghouse Electric Corp. (Sharon Plant) Superfund site is located in Sharon, Pennsylvania. From 1922 to 1985, Westinghouse Electric manufactured electrical transformers at the site. Spills during plant operations led to contamination of soil, groundwater and sediment in the nearby Shenango River. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990. Under EPA oversight, the site’s potentially responsible parties completed cleanup activities for soil, groundwater and sediment. Monitoring is ongoing. Industrial uses are currently located at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 115 people and generated an estimated $28,243,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Westline

The 40-acre Westline Superfund site is located in McKean County, Pennsylvania. For almost 40 years, the Westline Inn on site has served as a destination for tourists visiting the nearby Allegheny National Forest. From 1901 to 1952, the Day Chemical Company operated on site. The firm converted lumber into charcoal, methanol and acetic acid. The Westline Inn began operating in an old house on site in 1975. EPA discovered toxic tar deposits from the former operations in soil and groundwater in the early 1980s. EPA removed the exposed tar and placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup included removal of several additional tar deposits and groundwater monitoring. After cleanup finished, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1992. The Westline Inn continued to operate during cleanup and remains a popular McKean County attraction.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 22 people and generated an estimated $610,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Whitmoyer Laboratories Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse

Spectators watch a soccer game at the new fields on the Whitmoyer Laboratories siteWhitmoyer LaboratoriesThe 22-acre Whitmoyer Laboratories Superfund site is located in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. For 50 years, a veterinary and pharmaceutical manufacturing plant operated on site. Operators disposed of arsenic compounds in unlined lagoons. These practices resulted in the contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. Cleanup began in 1993, and included groundwater treatment and removal of on-site buildings, contaminated soil and hazardous waste. In 2004, EPA entered into a Prospective Purchaser Agreement (PPA) with Jackson Township to help speed the Township’s acquisition of the site property for recreational use. Jackson Recreational Park opened in 2005. The park includes baseball and soccer fields as well as a scenic walking trail surrounded by trees, shrubs and plants. The trail connects the community with other local and regional natural resources such as Tulpehocken Creek and the historic Union Canal.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority Landfill Alternative Energy Reuse Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse Green Remediation Reuse

The 135-acre York County Solid Waste and Refuse Authority Landfill Superfund site is located in Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania. From 1974 to 1985, the York County Solid Waste Authority (YCSWA) operated a permitted landfill on site. The dumping of wastes into unlined pits contaminated groundwater. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) discovered the contamination in 1982. PADEP ordered YCSWA to stop operations in 1985. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987. YCSWA led the cleanup. Activities included groundwater treatment and use of carbon filtration systems in affected homes. Monitoring of the landfill’s gas ventilation system and groundwater wells, groundwater treatment, and landfill cap maintenance are ongoing. YCSWA also established legal controls to prohibit new wells and activities that could disturb the landfill cap. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 2005. Today, Hopewell Township and YCSWA reuse portions of the site for recreational and ecological purposes as well as alternative energy generation. Part of the site is included in the 200-acre Hopewell Area Recreation Complex. Trails, playgrounds, athletic fields, picnic pavilions, wildlife habitat and two wildlife viewing areas are located there. The wildlife habitat attracts over 122 different species of birds, including raptors, woodpeckers and doves. In 2014, YCSWA and York County Solar Partners launched a 2-acre solar array on another part of the site to generate power for the site’s groundwater treatment systems and office buildings. The solar facility generates 300,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity annually.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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