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Moyer's Landfill Superfund Site

Site Contact:
Kelley Chase
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
2 Moyer Road
Eagleville, PA 19426

A municipal landfill operated at the Site from the early 1940s until April 1981. The landfill accepted municipal waste, sewage and industrial sludges, including solid and liquid hazardous wastes.  Disposal practices at the landfill contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater, surface water and fish tissue with hazardous chemicals. The Site was added to the Superfund Program's  National Priorities List (NPL) on September 8, 1983 and deleted from the NPL on May 27, 2014.  Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.  In 2022, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) performed sampling which identified per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Site's leachate which is collected and discharged to the local publicly owned sewage treatment facility for treatment.  

Most of the residents in the area are on public water. However, residents immediately surrounding the landfill rely on private drinking water supply wells.  In May 2023, EPA Region III’s Remedial Program completed residential well sampling for PFAS, including perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS).  EPA focused on sampling wells that were in close proximity to the landfill to determine if there was any impact from the Site.  Preliminary sampling results found PFAS in water samples from all 15 wells. PFOA levels exceed EPA’s Removal Management Levels for PFOA (180 ng/L) in seven of the wells sampled.  PFOS levels did not exceed the RML (120 ng/L) for that contaminant.  PFOA and PFOS was also reported in two other wells at levels below the EPA RMLs but above the Maximum Contaminant Level (Pennsylvania MCL) for PFOA (14 ng/L) and PFOS (18 ng/L) established by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on January 14, 2023.  Two of these nine homes are connected to public water and their wells are used only for livestock and/or irrigation.     

On June 2, 2023, based on review of the preliminary sampling results EPA's emergency response program and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) initiated bottled water delivery to a total of seven homes.  On June 22, 2023, EPA approved further response actions and funding to install treatment systems at these homes and others if future sampling finds elevated concentrations of PFOA and PFOS in residential drinking water supply wells at concentrations exceeding the applicable EPA RML or the Pennsylvania MCL.   

Investigations are ongoing.  EPA is seeking permission from property owners to sample additional residential drinking water supply wells in the vicinity of the landfill. Two additional residential wells were sampled on June 14, 2023, results are pending.