DIXIE CAVERNS COUNTY LANDFILL
Superfund Site Profile
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. Site activities contaminated 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 ended in 1997, and EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 2001. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.