Superfund Site: SALFORD QUARRY

Superfund Site Profile


The 3-acre Salford Quarry site is located in Lower Salford Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. In the 1950s, a waste disposal business used the quarry as a dump for industrial, commercial and residential waste. Waste also included fly ash cinders from a coal-fired power plant. From about 1963 to 1980, a tile manufacturer used the quarry for the disposal of glaze wash-up sludge, settling pond sediment, and fired and unfired scrap tiles. In 1981, the site owner discovered two 10,000-gallon tanks containing boron and fuel oil buried on site. Past operations contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Investigation and cleanup of the site is ongoing.