The release of a new study created for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency marks a new milestone in cleaning up acres of a former landfill in Folcroft, writes Kevin Tustin for the Delaware County News Network.
Last week, the Remedial Investigation report for the former Folcroft Landfill and Annex Site was presented at the Delaware County Emergency Services Center by Josh Barber, the EPA’s remedial project manager.
The former Folcroft Landfill and Annex Site is a 60-acre parcel of land on top of former wetlands that was used as an illegal dumping site in the 1960s and 1970s.
“The key takeaways from the remedial investigation are that the cleanup is warranted to address the risks,” said Barber. “The landfill, even though it was covered, is not currently up to current-day standards.”
The study found potential ecological risks from the presence of contaminants of concern in the soil, as well as seep water.
Read more about the study from the Delaware County News Network by clicking here.