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Superfund Site Report: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMIN. TECH. CENTER
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    New Jersey Conditions at proposal (July 14, 1989): The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center covers 5,052 acres 8 miles northwest of Atlantic City in Atlantic County. The site borders the Garden State Parkway in southeastern New Jersey. Installations on the site include the Atlantic City International Airport, a New Jersey Air National Guard Station, and extensive FAA facilities. Activities at the site started in 1942 with construction of a Naval air base. In late 1958, FAA, then known as the Airways Modernization Board, took over the operation and has used the facility as an airport and aviation safety research center. In 1984, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) contracted for an assessment of pollution sources that could impact the then proposed Atlantic City Municipal Well Field, to be located on the north shore of the Upper Atlantic City Reservoir within the FAA Technical Center boundaries.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Discharge to sewer/surface water
    • Other
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste tank - below ground
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Volatile organic compounds (VOCS), including BENZENE, 1,1-DICHLOROETHENE, TETRACHLOROETHENE, 1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE, metals, and pesticides are present in groundwater above NJMCLs. Although the Atlantic City municipal wells are not contaminated, a potential health threat exists if pollutants migrate to the wells. PCB contamination and metals are present in soils at the FAA Tech Center.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANEX    
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    CADMIUMX    
    CHROMIUMX    
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDSX    
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENEX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: > 100,000
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: > 100,000
     
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for FEDERAL AVIATION ADMIN. TECH. CENTER:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Ground water migration:


    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW JERSEY, or in ATLANTIC County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *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: FEDERAL AVIATION ADMIN. TECH. CENTER
    EPA ID: NJ9690510020
    Address: ROUTES 563 & 575
    POMONA, NJ 08405
    Other Names: FAA TECHNICAL CENTER
    Site Ownership: Federally Owned
    Category of Site: Federal Facility
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: August 30, 1990
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the FEDERAL AVIATION ADMIN. TECH. CENTER Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: None
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