Superfund Site:

SUSSEX COUNTY LANDFILL NO. 5
LAUREL, DE

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry-C Johnson
(215) 814-3239

Remedial Project Manager
Christian Matta
(410) 305-2777

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Site Location

Street Address:
BETWEEN CNTY RD 494, CNTY RD 497, SH 24, LAUREL, DE 19956

Background

The inactive 37.5-acre Sussex County Landfill No. 5, located in Laurel, Sussex County, Delaware, was operated by Sussex County from 1970 until 1979. The landfill accepted mixed municipal and industrial wastes and, according to a 1978 Congressional report, an unknown quantity of various volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In certain areas of the landfill, wastes were deposited in the ground below the water table, threatening groundwater.

During 1992, Sussex County conducted an investigation at the site which included the installation of several additional monitoring wells and sampling of ground water, surface water, air, soil, and sediments. This investigation confirmed that the ...
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