Superfund Site:

BERKS SAND PIT
LONGSWAMP TOWNSHIP, PA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Amanda Miles
(215) 814-5557

Remedial Project Manager
Nick Tymchenko
(215) 814-2022

Site Location

Street Address:
UNOBTAINABLE
LONGSWAMP TOWNSHIP, PA 19539

Background

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

In January 1982, residents detected groundwater contamination in the area. At one time, the contaminated groundwater plume impacted 30 residences in Longswamp Township. Despite emergency responses and further investigatory actions by EPA, the source of contamination was never specifically identified. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National ...
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