USEPA Announces Outcome of Five Year Site Review at York County Sanitary Landfill
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) initiated its regular "Five Year Site Review" of the York County Sanitary landfill earlier this year.
The Landfill, a former Superfund Site, was removed from the Superfund List (also known as the National Priorities List), in 2005. In delisting the site, the USEPA stated that cleanup measures instituted by the York County Solid Waste Authority (Authority) had been effective in reducing groundwater contamination and protecting human health and the environment. The PA Department of Environmental Protection also concurred with USEPA's decision to delist the site. Because remediation continues at the landfill, the USEPA is conducting this review to ensure the protectiveness of the remedy. The now-closed landfill was "recycled" into a community recreation complex in 2007 and features multi-purpose playing fields, a picnic pavilion, playgrounds, walking trails, wildlife viewing platforms and information kiosks and one of the largest contiguous grassland habitats in this region. The Authority continues to monitor and maintain the site to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
The Five Year Site Review process integrates information taken from decision documents and operational data with the experiences of those responsible for and affected by actions at the site. The USEPA has now completed the review and has confirmed the protectiveness of the remediation system at the landfill. Questions about the York County Sanitary Landfill and/or the Five Year Site Review may be directed to Richard Hazenstab at the Authority at 717-845-1066 or: email@example.com
, or to Brad White, Remedial Project Manager, USEPA at 215-814-3217, or: firstname.lastname@example.org