Conti Federal Awarded $19.9M Task Order Contract to Cleanup Salford Quarry Superfund Site

The site contains buried waste that has impacted groundwater

Conti Federal Services, a leading federal construction and engineering firm specializing in environmental remediation, has been awarded a task order contract in the amount of $19.9M for remedial action of Salford Quarry in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

The task order was awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 3 under the Remediation Action Framework (RAF) Remediation Environmental Services (RES) multiple award contract and will address contaminated waste and soil at Operable Unit (OU) 1 on the three-acre site.

During the 1950s, the site was used as a disposal area for industrial, commercial, and residential waste as well as fly ash cinders from a coal-fired power plant. From the 1960s to 1980s, a tile manufacturer used the quarry to dispose of glaze wash-up sludge, fired and unfired scrap tiles, as well as settling pond sediment. In 1982, the dump site was closed; however, it was later discovered that the buried waste was affecting groundwater downgradient of the site. The work will include installation of a subsurface perimeter wall and construction of an impermeable cap.

“We sincerely appreciate EPA’s continued confidence in Conti Federal to further the RES Program objectives. This task order allows Conti Federal to demonstrate our commitment to environmental restoration and protection of public health,” expressed Laura Tobin, Vice President of Environmental Remediation for Conti Federal. “Our team is dedicated to ensuring the site is restored, benefitting both the community and the environment.”

The expected completion date for this project is May 2026.

Conti Federal has extensive experience in Superfund cleanup activities in the northeastern United States. Currently, the company is cleaning up the Burnt Fly Bog Superfund Site in Monmouth, New Jersey and was recently awarded a task order contract for remedial action at the Unimatic Manufacturing Superfund Site in Fairfield, New Jersey.