Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at listing (December 1982): Combe Fill South Landfill covers 80 acres in Chester Township, Morris County, New Jersey. The area near the landfill is drained by the North Branch of the Raritan River and by Lamington River. Trout Brook, a recreational waterway, runs through the site. The State detected various chlorinated HYDROCARBONS in ground water and surface water. There is the potential for contaminating drinking wells that tap the underlying Precambrian Gneiss Aquifer. Status (July 1983): EPA recently completed a Remedial Action Master 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