Superfund Site: CROSSLEY FARM, HEREFORD TOWNSHIP, PA
Superfund Site Profile
The 209-acre Crossley Farm site is located in a rural area in Hereford Township, Pennsylvania. A farm has been located on site since 1927. From the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s, the Bally Case and Cooler Company disposed of numerous drums of liquid waste at the Site. These activities contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals, specifically trichloroethylene (TCE).
In 1983, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (now called the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, or PADEP) sampled residential wells down-gradient from the Site and found that they were contaminated with various volatile organic compounds (VOCs), such as Trichloroethylene. Due to the sampling results, the agency issued a warning to residents not to drink water from their residential wells and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) provided temporary bottled water for the community.
Both public and private wells within four miles of the Site supply drinking water to an estimated 4,800 people. The closest private well is less than one mile from Crossley Farm.
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