Superfund Site: LEWISBURG DUMP

Superfund Site Profile

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The 20-acre Lewisburg Dump site is located in Lewisburg, Tennessee. It includes the area where the City of Lewisburg operated a landfill from the 1950s to 1979. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from disposal operations. EPA, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), and the City of Lewisburg, the site’s lead potentially responsible party (PRP), have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. As part of the site’s 2012 Five-Year Review, EPA is evaluating the effectiveness of site’s cleanup approach, which included reconstructing the cover over the landfill. As part of this effort, EPA also sampled private drinking water wells in April 2012 and shared initial results with residents.