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Superfund Site Report: MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE #1
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    The McGuire Air Force Base #1 site (MAFB) is an active facil ity that occupies more than 3,500 acres in a rural area of Burlin gton County, New Jersey. The base is bordered to the north by the community of Wrightstown, and to the east, south, and west by the U.S. Army's Fort Dix military installation. MAFB is located w ithin the boundaries of the Pinelands National Reserve. The Pine lands are classified as Federal Land designated for the Protectio n of Natural Ecosystems. The primary source for both community and private drinking water supplies in the vicinity of the site is ground water obtained from the various aquifers comprising the A tlantic Coastal Plain. There are two major drainage divides on s ite, and several streams to which surface runoff is directed. An extensive system of wetlands is found along both major surface w ater drainage pathways. MAFB originated in 1937 as an adjunct to the U.S. Army Train ing Center at Fort Dix and functioned under control of the U.S. A rmy until 1948, when jurisdiction over the facility was transferr ed to the U.S. Air Force. Past activities at MAFB in support of operational missions created a number of waste sources of potenti al environmental concern. In 1982, the U.S. Air Force completed Phase I of the Installation Restoration Program investigation "t o identify, confirm/quantify, and remediate problems caused by pa st management of hazardous wastes" at the base.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ARSENIC X   
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS) X   
    BARIUM X   
    BARIUM COMPOUNDS X   
    CADMIUM X   
    CHLOROBENZENE    X
    COPPER    X
    COPPER COMPOUNDS    X
    LEAD X   
    MERCURY X   
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE    X
    NICKEL X   
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS X   
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS X   
    TOLUENE    X
    ZINC    X
    ZINC COMPOUNDS    X


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE #1:

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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: MCGUIRE AIR FORCE BASE #1
    EPA ID: NJ0570024018
    Address: WRIGHTSTOWN-COOKSTOWN RD
    WRIGHTSTOWN, NJ 08562
    Other Names: MCGUIRE AFB #1
      MCGUIRE AFB #2
    Site Ownership: Federally Owned
    Category of Site: Military Related
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: October 22, 1999
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
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