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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Berks Sand Pit, PA : first remedial action : final /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-88-060; EPA/ROD/RO3-88/060
Stock Number PB89-206361
OCLC Number 23117604
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania ; Berks Sand Pit (Pa.) ; Berks County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Site surveys ; Industrial wastes ; Waste disposal ; Gravel ; Hazardous materials ; Ground water ; Surface water ; Cost analysis ; Sediments ; Water pollution ; Substitutes ; Water wells ; Superfund program ; Remedial action ; Berks County(Pennsylvania) ; Municipal wastes ; Volatile organic compounds
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-88-060 2 cys HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/22/1991
NTIS  PB89-206361 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 33 p.
The three to four-acre Berks Sand Pit site is located in Longswamp Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. There are at least 20 single family homes within the investigation area, including one on top of the actual sand pit. The immediate vicinity of the site is zoned for low density residential use. The Berks Sand Pit was created by the removal of sand and gravel, but reportedly was used by area residents for refuse disposal. Industrial waste also was alleged to have been disposed of in the area around the pit. Houses were constructed and private wells installed at the location beginning in 1978, after the pit was backfilled. The site first came to the attention of EPA in January 1982 when area residents detected ground water contamination. Emergency actions were undertaken by EPA in the summer of 1983. The pit was partially excavated and backfilled with clean fill, but no pocket of contamination was discovered. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the ground water, surface water, and sediments are VOCs including 1,1,1-TCA, 1,1-DCA, PCE, and 1,1-DCE. The selected remedial action for the site is included.
"Sept. 1988" "PB89-206361." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R03-88/060."