EPA Superfund Program: SALFORD QUARRY, LOWER SALFORD TOWNSHIP, PA

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.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No