Superfund Site:

HELEVA LANDFILL
NORTH WHITEHALL TWP, PA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Amie Howell
(215) 814-5722

Remedial Project Manager
Frank Klanchar
(215) 814-3218

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Site Location

Street Address:
GARAGE HILL ST
NORTH WHITEHALL TWP, PA 18037

Background

The 93-acre Heleva Landfill Site is located in Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Open-pit iron ore mining operations in the late 1800s left four open, water-filled pits at the site. In 1967, the site owner operated a sanitary landfill on 26 acres of the site. The landfill accepted general mixed refuse and industrial wastes, including solvents. The landfill closed in 1981 and the landfill operators placed a two-foot layer of clay over the wastes. These activities contaminated soil and groundwater with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The Site was added to the National Priorities List (NPL) November 8, 1983. Following cleanup, operation and ...
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