Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

LOWER DARBY CREEK AREA
DARBY TWP, PA

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Yards to be addressed by 2016-2017 Removal Action, before EPA starts action. Yards to be addressed by 2016-2017 Removal Action, before EPA starts action.
Watering truck in action to suppress dust. Watering truck in action to suppress dust.
Access road to top of landfill for storage of soils. Access road to top of landfill for storage of soils.
Excavation of top 2 feet of soil during residential yard cleanup. Excavation of top 2 feet of soil during residential yard cleanup.
Excavation of soil in front yards as part of residential yard cleanup. Excavation of soil in front yards as part of residential yard cleanup.
Completed excavations in front yards as part of residential yard cleanup. Completed excavations in front yards as part of residential yard cleanup.
Completed restoration of front yards addressed by the residential yard cleanup. Completed restoration of front yards addressed by the residential yard cleanup.
Completed restoration of front yards; EPA command post in background. Completed restoration of front yards; EPA command post in background.
Completed 2 foot deep excavations of backyards for yard cleanups Completed 2 foot deep excavations of backyards for yard cleanups
Completed 2-foot deep excavation of backyards. Completed 2-foot deep excavation of backyards.
Completed soil and grass restoration of backyards. Completed soil and grass restoration of backyards.
Trees used to start Clearview Research Nursery. Trees used to start Clearview Research Nursery.
Stakes used to start Clearview Research Nursery. Stakes used to start Clearview Research Nursery.
Preparing the Clearview Research Nursery for the initial planting. Preparing the Clearview Research Nursery for the initial planting.
Planting of trees in pre-cut trenches at Research Nursery. Planting of trees in pre-cut trenches at Research Nursery.
Planting of trees in pre-cut trenches at Research Nursery. Planting of trees in pre-cut trenches at Research Nursery.
Planted trees at Clearview Research Nursery two months after planting. Planted trees at Clearview Research Nursery two months after planting.
Trees at Clearview Research Nursery 6 months after planting. Trees at Clearview Research Nursery 6 months after planting.
Hybrid poplar “whips” planted in 2016 at Research Nursery. Hybrid poplar “whips” planted in 2016 at Research Nursery.
Hybrid poplar “whips” after approximately 2 months of growth. Hybrid poplar “whips” after approximately 2 months of growth.
Eastern Cottonwood stakes at the Clearview Research Nursery after planting Eastern Cottonwood stakes at the Clearview Research Nursery after planting
Eastern Cottonwoods at the Nursery after 4 months of growth. Eastern Cottonwoods at the Nursery after 4 months of growth.
EPA’s second research nursery nearby on Pennsylvania Gameland Property. EPA’s second research nursery nearby on Pennsylvania Gameland Property.
Eastern Cottonwood being planted at the Pennsylvania Gamelands. Eastern Cottonwood being planted at the Pennsylvania Gamelands.
Trees that were cut/planted at the State Gamelands Research Nursery. Trees that were cut/planted at the State Gamelands Research Nursery.
A remote control airboat used to study creeks near landfill. A remote control airboat used to study creeks near landfill.
A tree coring device collects samples, which are then analyzed for contaminants. A tree coring device collects samples, which are then analyzed for contaminants.
Drill rig referred to as a Geoprobe® which EPA uses to collect soil samples. Drill rig referred to as a Geoprobe® which EPA uses to collect soil samples.
A Geoprobe “sleeve” show material recovered from drilling locations. A Geoprobe “sleeve” show material recovered from drilling locations.
Air monitoring station used by EPA to collect baseline air quality data. Air monitoring station used by EPA to collect baseline air quality data.
Geophysical survey line extended across Darby Creek. Geophysical survey line extended across Darby Creek.
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Videos

NEW VIDEO! EPA provides an update on the tree nursey project for the Clearview Landfill.

EPA is conducting surveys of Darby Creek as part of the Remedial Design Process.  Watch a one-minute video clip about the creek survey here.

The EPA is growing the types of trees needed to plant on the ET cover for Clearview Landfill. Watch a one-minute video clip about the tree nursery here.

EPA is using a machine called a geoprobe to sample the soil. Watch a one-minute video clip that shows the geoprobe in action.

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