Superfund Site Profile
The 20-acre Hebelka Auto Salvage Yard site is located about nine miles west of Allentown, Pennsylvania. Between 1958 and 1979, the site was the location of an automobile junkyard and salvage operation involving junk cars, used storage tanks and miscellaneous scrap metal, tires, empty drums and debris. Site operations included the accumulation of about 1,000 cubic yards of used battery casings, most broken and empty, in two large piles at the site. These activities contaminated sediment, soil and sludge with lead. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999.