Superfund Site:

DORNEY ROAD LANDFILL
UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, PA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Gina Soscia
(215) 814-5538

Remedial Project Manager
David Greaves
(215) 814-5729

Site Location

Street Address:
DORNEY RD, UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP, PA 19539

Background

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 ...
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