Superfund Site:

BROWN'S BATTERY BREAKING
HAMBURG, PA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry-C Johnson
(215) 814-3239

Remedial Project Manager
John-D Banks
(215) 814-3214

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Site Location

Street Address:
446 FISHER DAM RD
HAMBURG, PA 19526

Background

The Brown's Battery Breaking site, in Shoemakersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, is a 14-acre abandoned battery recycling facility that was operated from 1961 to 1971. Three families were living on the site when the state discovered elevated levels of lead in children living in these residences. EPA then studied the site and found soil and surface water contamination. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. There is a fence around the perimeter of the site to restrict public access. The site is bordered by Conrail tracks to the west, the Schuylkill River to the ...
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