Superfund Site:

ROUTE 940 DRUM DUMP
POCONO SUMMIT, PA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Amanda Miles
(215) 814-5557

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

Site Location

Street Address:
OFF RTE 940, POCONO SUMMIT, PA 18350

Background

The Route 940 Drum Dump site located in Monroe County, Pennsylvania is a 2 ½-acre site in Pocono Summit. In the 1970s, as many as 600 drums of unknown materials were stored on the site and in early 1983, the state was informed that some drums may have been buried on site. Later that year, the state detected volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chemical components of solvents, in on-site soils. Several organic chemicals also were detected in on-site groundwater. Thirty buried drums containing VOCs and heavy metals subsequently were discovered. Access to the site was restricted by a fence. Approximately 4,200 ...
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