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Superfund Site Report: BOG CREEK FARM
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Bog Creek Farm Site in Howell Township, New Jersey, is a 4-acre dump at the rear of a 12-acre farm. The site is adjacent to the North Branch of Squankum Brook. Paint wastes, oils, lacquer thinners, paint solvents, metal paints, paint resins, creosol, and disinfectants were dumped on the site. Many of these chemicals are leaching into Squankum Brook, which leads to the Manasquan River. The Manasquan is used for fishing, boating, and swimming. Allaire State Park is just downstream. These same chemicals contaminate the nearby aquifer. Citizens have frequently complained of odors coming from the site. Status (July 1983): EPA recently completed a remedial plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Dumping - unauthorized
    • Waste pile
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Onsite ground water and surface water contained various VOCS. Sediments were contaminated with VOCS, PHTHALATES, and pesticides. The soil was contaminated with VOCS, pesticides, and HEAVY METALS. Sludges on site contained VOCS and HEAVY METALS. People were at risk from direct contact with contaminated surface water, sediments, and soil. They remain at risk from accidental ingestion of contaminated ground water.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    BENZENE X   

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: No data
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for BOG CREEK FARM:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:

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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: BOG CREEK FARM
    EPA ID: NJD063157150
    HOWELL TWP, NJ 07727
    Other Names: BOG CREEK FARM
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Other
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the BOG CREEK FARM 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

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