EPA Superfund Program: LEE'S LANE LANDFILL, LOUISVILLE, KY

Superfund Site Profile

The 112-acre Lee's Lane Landfill site is located in southwest Louisville, Kentucky. Much of the site was used for a quarry in the 1940's and 1950's, and later operated as a landfill through 1975.  EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated groundwater, surface water, sediment, soil and air resulting from landfill operations. EPA, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP), and the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), one of the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs), have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. A water line connects nearby residences and businesses to the public water supply. EPA removed the site from the NPL in 1996.

By monitoring groundwater and air and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, KDEP and the Louisville and Jefferson County MSD continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination. The most recent Five-Year Review was inconclusive. EPA needs more information to determine whether the current remedy is protective. At this time, the gas collection system venting gases from the landfill is not functioning. EPA is testing homes near the landfill to ensure that contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. 

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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (03/18/1988)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No