Stage of Clean-up: Design Underway
Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): Global Sanitary Landfill covers 23.37 acres in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. It had a permit from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to accept nonhazardous waste. The landfill borders Cheesquake Creek Tidal Marsh on three sides. In April 1984, after heavy rains, two consecutive high tides occurred in the wetlands. A portion of the southern side of the landfill collapsed and slid into the adjoining wetlands. NJDEP closed the landfill later in 1984. In 1983-84, NJDEP detected METHYLENE CHLORIDE, CHLOROFORM, TRICHLOROETHYLENE, BENZENE, and other chemicals in leachate seeping from the site into the wetlands, thus threatening surface water in the area. Underlying the site is the most productive aquifer in the Raritan Formation, the Old Bridge Sand Aquifer, which is overlain by the Amboy Stoneware Clay. This layer of clay, which ranges from 0-30 feet thick, is absent in the northwest corner of the landfill, thus permitting contaminants from the landfill to reach the Old Bridge Sand Aquifer. The Sayreville Water Co. More...
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