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Superfund Site Report: KAUFFMAN & MINTEER, INC.
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Design Underway

    Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): Kauffman & Minteer, Inc. (K & M) transports bulk liquids in company-owned tanker trucks from a 5-acre plot in Jobstown, Burlington County, New Jersey. The materials transported are primarily synthetic organics, plasticizers, resins, vegetable oils, PETROLEUM OILS, and ALCOHOLS. During 1960-80, water from the interior-washing of the company's trucks was disposed of in an on-site, unlined lagoon. In 1981, K & M began to dispose of its waste water off-site. The lagoon has not been properly closed. It has no retention pond to help control overflowing during heavy rain. In June 1984, a dike surrounding the lagoon broke, allowing waste water to migrate off-site.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Discharge to sewer/surface water
    • Lagoon disposal
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Chemicals that were detected in lagoon sediments, shallow ground water, and onsite soil, include various organic compounds and metals. Shallow ground-water contamination at the site threatens the Wenonah-Mount Laurel aquifer, a drinking water source beneath the Site. Evaporation from the lagoon released volatile organic chemicals which were found to pose a threat to nearby residents.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    DDTX   X
    STYRENE    X
    TOLUENE    X

    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: 1,001 - 5,000
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 1,001 - 5,000
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for KAUFFMAN & MINTEER, INC.:

    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 BURLINGTON 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
    EPA ID: NJD002493054
    Address: MONMOUTH ROAD (ROUTE 537)
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: March 31, 1989
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the KAUFFMAN & MINTEER, INC. 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? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 2 - 10
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the KAUFFMAN & MINTEER, INC. Superfund site.
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