Superfund Site:

DIXIE CAVERNS COUNTY LANDFILL
SALEM, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Katie Page
(215) 814-2409

Remedial Project Manager
Lisa Denmark
(215) 814-3314

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Site Location

Street Address:
RTE 778
SALEM, VA 24153

Background

The 39-acre Dixie Caverns County Landfill site is located in Salem, Virginia. Roanoke County operated the unlicensed municipal landfill from 1965 until its closure in 1976. During operation, the landfill accepted municipal and industrial wastes which ultimately led to contamination of the soil and sediment with hazardous chemicals. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup activities included removal and treatment of fly ash and the removal, treatment and disposal of contaminated stream sediments. The cleanup was completed in 1997, and EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 2001. Following cleanup, operation and ...
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