EPA Superfund Program: SUFFOLK CITY LANDFILL, SUFFOLK, VA

Superfund Site Profile

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.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/30/1992)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes