Corps of Engineers completes five-year review at Marsh Run Park

Published Nov. 26, 2013

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District has completed the five-year review process for New Cumberland Army Depot Formerly Used Defense Site, also known as Marsh Run Park.  The process evaluated the remedies that were implemented by the Record of Decision and subsequent Explanation of Significant Differences for the site. 

The site, located adjacent to Mifflin Avenue and Marsh Run Road in Fairview Township, York County, contains an old capped landfill associated with the former New Cumberland Army Depot. In the 1980s the groundwater was found to be contaminated with chlorinated volatile organic compounds.  The Corps of Engineers completed remediation of the area, and the subsequent environmental monitoring confirmed that the site is safe for recreational use.  The Corps plans to restore Marsh Run Park to soccer fields. 

Copies of the final five-year review are available at the Fairview Township Building, 599 Lewisberry Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070, and the New Cumberland Public Library, 1 Benjamin Plaza, New Cumberland, PA 17070. 

If you have any questions please contact Liza Finley, Corps of Engineers project manager, at 410-962-2683,, or 10 South Howard Street, Room 10040-J, Baltimore, MD 21201.