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MONTGOMERY COUNTY ORDERED TO BUILD PUMPING STATION AND STUDY GROUNDWATER AT CLOSED LANDFILLS

 MONTGOMERY COUNTY ORDERED TO BUILD PUMPING STATION
 AND STUDY GROUNDWATER AT CLOSED LANDFILLS
 CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire -- The state Department of Environmental Resources (DER) has ordered Montgomery County to design, install and operate a leachate and groundwater collection and pumping station at two closed landfills located in parts of Upper Merion Township and West Conshohocken Borough.
 "Leachate from the landfills is polluting surface soils and threatening groundwater," said John Kennedy, DER assistant regional director. "Montgomery County is responsible to collect and treat the leachate under the terms of a legal agreement with DER."
 Kennedy said that the county currently hauls up to 30,000 gallons per day of leachate and contaminated groundwater taken from a pumping well in the middle of each landfill.
 "These efforts don't adequately address the volume of contaminated liquid produced by the landfills, which is estimated to be about 770,000 gallons per week," Kennedy said.
 Under the DER order, the county is required to increase leachate pumping to 24 hours a day, seven days a week during construction of the pumping station. The county also must construct a permanent connection to the Matsunk Wastewater Treatment Plant in Upper Merion Township. In addition, the order requires the county to expand the groundwater monitoring system from two to eight monitoring wells by Nov. 1, 1992. The pumping station and pipeline must be in operation six months after a construction permit is issued, according to the order. A comprehensive report on area groundwater is due by December 1993.
 The landfills stopped accepting waste in December 1985.
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 /CONTACT: Chris Novak of the Department of Environmental Resources, 215-832-6011/ CO: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources ST: Pennsylvania IN: SU:


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