Superfund Site:

BERKS LANDFILL
SPRING TOWNSHIP, PA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Gina Soscia
(215) 814-5538

Remedial Project Manager
Timothy Gallagher
(215) 814-3196

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Site Location

Street Address:
RD 8348
SPRING TOWNSHIP, PA 19608

Background

The Berks Landfill Superfund Site is located in Spring Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is approximately seven miles southwest of the City of Reading. The property historically was used as an iron ore mine.  From the 1950s to the 1980s, the Berks Landfill operated as a municipal landfill. In 1975, the landfill was granted a permit by the state to discharge leachate from its collection system into an adjacent stream. Also, in 1975, the eastern landfill was granted a solid waste permit to accept municipal refuse and demolition refuse. In 1986 landfill operations ended and the landfills were closed with ...
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