Superfund Site Profile
The 52-acre Douglassville Disposal site is located in Douglassville, Pennsylvania. A waste oil recycling facility operated on site from 1941 to 1986. Beginning in 1941, site operators kept waste oil sludge in on-site lagoons. The contents of these lagoons washed into the Schuylkill River during flooding in 1970 and 1972. Additionally, site operators landfarmed sludge generated in the oil recycling process at the site. The operators stored about 700 drums, many leaking, at the site from 1979 to 1982. These activities contaminated groundwater, surface water, soil and river sediment. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.