Superfund Site: SUFFOLK CITY LANDFILL
SUFFOLK, VA

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 67-acre Suffolk City Landfill site is located in Suffolk, Virginia. A sanitary landfill began operating at the site in 1967. The landfill accepted municipal solid waste, pesticides and chemical waste. Landfill operations ended in 1985 when a regional landfill became operational. The City designed a closure plan, which was submitted to the State. The city covered, graded, and replanted the landfill in 1988.

Waste disposal activities contaminated soil and groundwater. After initial actions, EPA determined that the site required no further cleanup. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1995. Landfill gas monitoring and groundwater sampling are ongoing.