Army Creek Landfill NPL Site

State TrusteeFederal TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

None

Incident Type

Chemical

State

Delaware

Case Status

Restoration

Location

Army Creek, Delaware River

Authority

Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Anadromous Fish

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

$266,000.00

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$277,000.00

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

$72,135.55

* Restoration Funds can contain multiple settlements/projects. All collections are placed in interest bearing accounts. For detailed information on individual settlements/ projects please visit: NRDAR Status Report

Case Description

The Army Creek Superfund site is located in New Castle County, Delaware. The 60 acre site was a, former sand and gravel pit which was operated during the 1960s by New Castle County as a landfill for municipal and industrial wastes. Contaminants leaching from the landfill were discovered in nearby private drinking water wells in 1972. In 1973, the County installed a recovery well system which effectively prevented the contaminated groundwater from migrating to nearby public water supply wells. This removed the immediate threat to human health presented by the site. However, the recovered groundwater was discharged without treatment, directly into Army Creek which forms' the lower limits of the landfill area. The landfill was placed on the National Priorities List in 1983.

Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Settlement

 Consent Decree Consent Decree-BP and others  

Restoration

 Restoration Plan Restoration Plan 10/01/1995

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Case Contact

Delaware Bay Estuary Project

Smyrna, DE | (302) 653-9152 | http://www.fws.gov/delawarebay/

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