Monday, September 27, 2010

Monitoring Wells Being Dug at Superfund Site in Hereford, PA

September 24, 2010 - Bally isn't the only site of a new well in Berks County. Workers are drilling numerous wells in the area of the Crossley Superfund site off Huff's Church Road and Dale Road, which was also contaminated by the former Bally Engineered Structures company in nearby Bally.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, from the 1960s to the 1970s drums of volatile organic compounds were shipped to the site by BES where they were dumped in a pit. During an investigation of the area by the former Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources in 1983, it was determined VOCs leaked out of the drums and into the aquifer, contaminating wells below Blackhead Hill with TCE.


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