||Superfund record of decision : Voortman Farm Landfill, PA.
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ;
Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania ;
Voortman Farm Landfill site (Pa.) ;
Lehigh County (Pa.)
Earth fills ;
Site surveys ;
Waste disposal ;
Hazardous materials ;
Electric batteries ;
Cost analysis ;
Ground water ;
Water pollution ;
Water wells ;
Public health ;
Superfund program ;
Lehigh County(Pennsylvania) ;
||2 cys HWTIC
||Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA
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The 43-acre Voortman Farm site is located in Upper Salucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. The site consists of a sinkhole that contained empty battery casings disposed of in late 1979 and early 1980. Citizen complaints in 1980 prompted the prohibition of dumping and subsequent site investigation. In September 1986, the battery casings in the sinkhole caught on fire. Since the battery casings were burning underground, attempts to extinguish the fire remained unsuccessful. There does not appear to be any leaching from any residual metals, contaminated soils or battery casings present. The selected remedial action for the site is included.
"June, 1988." "PB89-206338." "EPA/ROD/R03-88-047"