Superfund Site: DORNEY ROAD LANDFILL, UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, PA
Superfund Site Profile
The Dorney Road Landfill site is located in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, with a small parcel extending into Longswamp Township in Berks County. The landfill was an open-pit iron mine, before it became a 27-acre municipal and industrial landfill from 1952 to 1978. The state inspected the site in 1970 and found that industrial sludge, batteries and barrels of petroleum products were dumped on site. The site is surrounded by rural residences and farmland, although many housing developments have been constructed in recent years. The aquifer that flows underground beneath the site is the primary source of water for local residents and farms in the area. Groundwater contamination has spread off site.