Superfund Site:

BUCKINGHAM COUNTY LANDFILL
BUCKINGHAM, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Amanda Miles
(215) 814-5557

Remedial Project Manager
Christian Matta
(410) 305-2777

Site Location

Street Address:
ST RTE 640 W OF US RTE 15, BUCKINGHAM, VA 23936

Background

The Buckingham County Landfill occupies eight acres, including a two-acre hazardous waste disposal area, near the town of Dillwyn.  The primitive disposal operation involved emptying solvent and paint waste into a series of trenches, whereby the byproducts of evaporation, known as still bottoms, were buried and remain today.  Crushed drums were placed in another trench where they remain today, as well.  Investigation in 1992 showed that on-site groundwater wells were contaminated with very high levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).  Potential risks exist if people ingest or come into direct contact with this contaminated groundwater.  An estimated 1,100 people use ...
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