Superfund Site: BELTSVILLE AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH CENTER (USDA)
BELTSVILLE, MD

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 6,500-acre Beltsville Agricultural Research Center site is located in Prince George’s County, Maryland. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has owned and operated the area as a research park for soil, water, air, plant and animal sciences since 1910. Waste disposal activities at several former landfills and other disposal areas contaminated soil, groundwater and surface water with hazardous chemicals. Cleanup of some site areas is complete; remedial investigations and feasibility studies are underway at several other site areas.