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EPA to evaluate Superfund cleanups in 16 Pa. communities

Release Date: 05/06/2014
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith,, 215-814-5543

PHILADELPHIA (May 6, 2014) The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing site cleanups and remedies at the 16 Superfund Sites in Pennsylvania. These routine check-ups, known as ‘five-year reviews,’ will be done at Superfund sites across the Mid-Atlantic region this year.

EPA conducts evaluations every five years to determine if the remedies at each site continue to be protective of human health and the environment. Reviews include inspecting cleanup technologies; examining monitoring and operating data; reviewing maintenance records; and determining if any new regulatory requirements have been established since EPA’s original cleanup decision.

In addition to the technical work at the sites, EPA also provides the public with the opportunity to evaluate the preliminary findings of the review and provide input on potential follow up that may be required as part of the review.

The Pennsylvania Superfund sites where EPA is performing five-year reviews this year are listed below. Please note, the web link after each site provides detailed information on the site status, past assessment and cleanup activity.

Aladdin Plating, Clarks Summit

Brodhead Creek, Stroudsburg

Bruin Lagoon, Bruin

Butler Mine Tunnel, Pittston Township

Centre County Kepone, State College

Craig Farm Drum, Parker

Crossley Farm, Hereford Township

Douglassville Disposal, Douglassville

Henderson Road, Upper Merion

Kimberton Site, Kimberton

Lackawanna Refuse, Old Forge

Lord-Shope Landfill, Girard

River Road Landfill, Sharpsville

Stanley Kessler, King of Prussia

Tysons Dump, Upper Merion

Wade (ABM), Chester City

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