Superfund Site: HARVEY & KNOTT DRUM, INC.
KIRKWOOD, DE

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 20-acre Harvey & Knott Drum, Inc. site is located in Kirkwood, Delaware. From 1963 to 1969, Harvey & Knott Drum, Inc. operated an open dump and burning area on a portion of the site. The facility accepted sanitary, municipal and industrial wastes, including sludge, paint pigments and solvents. Operators dumped wastes onto the ground or into excavated trenches, left waste in drums, or buried waste at the site. These activities contaminated groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.