EPA Superfund Program: BERKS SAND PIT, LONGSWAMP TOWNSHIP, PA

Superfund Site Profile

The 4-acre Berks Sand Pit site, located in Longswamp Township, Pennsylvania, was created by the removal of sand and gravel; it was reportedly used by area residents for the disposal of refuse. The pit was also reportedly a disposal area for industrial wastes. Site activities contaminated groundwater and sediment with hazardous chemicals.

The contaminated groundwater plume, at one time impacted 30 residences in Longswamp Township.  In January 1982, groundwater contamination was detected in the area by residents. Despite emergency response's and further investigatory actions by EPA, the source of contamination was never specifically identified.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (06/28/1994)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes