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EPA to Perform Superfund Cleanup Activities in Wissahickon Creek

As part of its ongoing cleanup of the BoRit Asbestos Superfund Site, the US Environmental Protection Agency will be conducting waste removal and stream-bank restoration activities within Wissahickon Creek starting in mid April, 2019.  For safety purposes, the Green Ribbon Trail will be closed between the Mount Pleasant Avenue and Butler Pike Bridges while this work is being conducted.  EPA anticipates that the trail closure will last approximately one week, from April 15-19, 2019. Any questions regarding EPA’s work or the trail closure can be directed to Gina Soscia, EPA’s Community Involvement Coordinator, at 215-814-5538 or


BoRit Remedial Action Completion Report - September 2018 (PDF)

BoRit Final Operations and Maintenance Plan - November 2017 (PDF)






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Public Participation Opportunities

The BoRit Community Advisory Group meets quarterly (February, May, August, and December) on the first Wednesday of the month at the Upper Dublin Township Municipal Building. For more information about the meetings or EPA"s work, contact Gina Soscia, or 215-814-5538.  To view the group's website, go to: Community Advisory Group WebsiteExit.

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Community Resources

Community involvement is the process of engaging in dialogue and collaboration with community members. The goal of Superfund community involvement is to advocate and strengthen early and meaningful community participation during Superfund cleanups. Read about ways you can participate in EPA’s Community Involvement Program.

Superfund Success Stories: Read about sites in your states where Superfund has made a difference in protecting human health and the environment.

BoRit Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

BoRit Community Involvement Plan


Federal Register

  • 04/09/2009: National Priorities List, Final Rule No. 46
  • 09/03/2008: National Priorities List, Proposed Rule No. 49 (73 FR 51393)

Proposed Remedial Action Plan and Record of Decision Information

Fact Sheets


Press Releases

  • 09/03/2008: EPA Adds Six and Proposes 11 Sites to Superfund's National Priorities List
  • 09/03/2008: Borit Asbestos Site Proposed for Superfund List

Community Advisory Group -- At some of EPA's Superfund sites, a community advisory group (CAG) exists to serve as an ongoing vehicle for information sharing, discussion, and where possible, consensus building regarding decision making. If interested in learning more about the BoRit CAG, contact Gina Soscia at 215-814-5538 or

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