Tybouts Corner Landfill
Contaminated Drinking Water
The Site was ranked on the NPL in 1983 due to a threat of contamination of the regional aquifer, the primary source of water in this region of Delaware. The Site also presented a threat to domestic wells in the immediate vicinity.
In 1985, EPA installed a water line to supply homes in the vicinity of the Site with public water. The contaminants of concern include vinyl chloride, benzene, and 1,2-dichloroethane, and various other organic and inorganic chemicals.
Effects on Watersheds
Pigeon Run is a small stream that is a tributary to red lion creek and consequently flows along the western perimeter of the landfill. It receives surface runoff from the landfill. Red Lion Creek, located about 500 feet south of the landfill, also receives surfaces runoff from the landfill. Red Lion creek then widens into the Delaware River about 2 miles downstream from Tybouts corner. This means that contaminants from the landfill are leaving Tybouts corner and are finding their way into the Delaware River from smaller streams.
Tybouts Corner, 1937. Note the area is quite undisturbed and surrounded by farmland.
Tybouts Corner, 1961. Note the apprearance of farm fields on the site.
Tybouts Corner, 1968. Note the widespread disturbance of the land.
Tybouts Corner, 1992. Note that the landifll site has been re-vegetated.
Tybouts Corner, 2007. Note the nearby residential development to the north and west of the site.