The Folcroft Landfill is located two miles downstream of the Clearview Landfill on the west side of Darby Creek in Folcroft Borough. The Folcroft Landfill is located partially within the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge and is managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Both landfills operated from the 1950s to the 1970s and were closed in the mid-1970s. Various businesses continued to operate on the Clearview Landfill site from the 1970s through present day. Both landfills reportedly accepted a variety of wastes, including municipal, demolition, and hospital. For more information and updates on the Clearview and Folcroft Landfill, please visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s Lower Darby Creek Area website.

Status of the Folcroft Landfill:

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service owns the Folcroft Landfill, as it is part of the John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. EPA has a legal agreement with a group of potentially responsible parties (PRPs) requiring them to perform the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RIFS).

  • The Remedial Investigation for the Folcroft Landfill is currently being developed.  The RI includes data from samples collected in 2006 and 2007 from  groundwater, soil, leachate and soil gas.
  • An additional investigation to determine the extent of contaminated groundwater associated with the landfill is currently underway and is planned for completion in 2015.
  • A baseline risk assessment for the aquatic portions of the Site (sediment, surface water, fish tissue, turtle tissue) including areas within the John Heinz Wildlife Refuge and Darby Creek is being conducted.  All sampling for this assessment was completed between April and September 2012.   The final risk assessment report should be completed in late 2015.

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