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Superfund Site Report: JIS LANDFILL
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): Jones Industrial Service (JIS) operated a landfill in an agricultural area of Jamesburg/South Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The landfill, originally a borrow pit, received liquid chemical wastes from the 1960s until the State closed it in 1980. Investigations indicate that numerous drums of solvents may also have been buried at the site. Volatile organics have contaminated the Old Bridge Formation Aquifer, and the contaminated ground water plume has migrated off-site. One residential well has been closed, and others are threatened. Status (July 1983): The State has an ongoing judicial action aimed at requiring the owner/operator to properly cap the site and decontaminate the ground water.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Dumping - unauthorized
    • Landfill
    • Waste pile
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Ground water is contaminated with metals and VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS), including VINYL CHLORIDE, METHYLENE CHLORIDE, ACETONE, TETRACHLOROETHENE, TRICHLOROETHANE, and BENZENE. ALDRIN, a pesticide, was also detected in the ground water. The concentrations of contaminants are above Federal and State drinking water standards. Ground-water contaminants appear in two distinct zones of contamination, known as a primary plume and a secondary plume. The primary plume extends approximately 2,000 feet downgradient from the landfill. The secondary plume is located approximately 5,000 feet downgradient from the landfill, and extends approximately 8,500 feet downgradient from the landfill, towards Manalapan Brook. People may be at risk from accidental ingestion of the contaminated ground water.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: 1 - 24
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 5,001 - 10,000
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for JIS LANDFILL:

    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: JIS LANDFILL
    EPA ID: NJD097400998
    S BRUNSWICK, NJ 08852
    Other Names: JIS LANDFILL
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the JIS LANDFILL 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: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
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