Superfund Site: BRODHEAD CREEK, STROUDSBURG, PA
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The 2009 Five-Year Review recommended reinforcement of the McMichael creekbank to prevent erosion and potential contamination of Brodhead Creek with coal tar. In 2012, a sheet pile wall was placed into McMichael Creek and in the floodplain between the two creeks. EPA removed and stockpiled impacted soils and pumped over 250,000 gallons of water from within the piles for on-site treatment. Stockpiled soils and treated water were transported to treatment facilities; the sheet pile wall was removed; and the creekbank and floodplain were restored by late 2012.