Superfund Site Profile
The 13-acre Butz Landfill Superfund Site in Jackson Township, Monroe County, PA, consists of a former, unpermitted 8.5-acre municipal dump that operated from 1965 to 1973. Former dumping operations contaminated groundwater with solvents, including various volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as trichloroethylene (TCE).
The Butz Landfill Site, also known to some as the North Road Site, is located south of Camelback Mountain, along North Road. The initial Site-area, when taking the contaminated groundwater plume into account, covered approximately 1.5 square miles and extended northeast into Pocono Township, PA.
The first local citizen complaints about the landfill are documented as early as 1971.