Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at listing (October 1981): Price Landfill is a 26-acre inactive landfill located in Pleasantville, New Jersey. While in operation (1969-1976), it accepted industrial wastes containing BENZENE, CHLOROFORM, and TRICHLOROETHYLENE, septic tank and sewer wastes, sludges, grease, and OIL. Some liquid wastes were poured directly into the landfill, while others were buried in 55-gallon drums. Leachate is noticeable at various locations on the site, as well as chemical odors and organic vapors. Because their wells are contaminated, residents of about 35 homes now use bottled water. The well field supplying drinking water to Atlantic City, 1 mile downgradient of the site, is threatened by the plume of contaminated ground water. This is the top priority site in New Jersey. Status (July 1983): EPA started a number of activities at the site in 1982. During the summer, measures were taken to provide emergency back-up water supplies for Atlantic City. The measures involved arranging for new sources and treating existing sources to ENSURE their quality. More...
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