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Superfund Site Report: BURNT FLY BOG
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at listing (October 1981): The Burnt Fly Bog is a semirural area covering approximately 1,700 acres, most of it in Marlboro Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. Some also extends into Middlesex County. During the 1950s and early 1960s, as many as seven unlined lagoons on 10 acres within the bog were used for storage, primarily of waste OIL. As a result of both intentional and accidental discharges from the lagoons, at least 60 acres of the bog have been contaminated. In addition to the contaminated area, the site consists of: four lagoons -- two containing liquid, two containing sludge; an approximately 13,000-cubic-yard mound of sludge; and an undetermined number of exposed and buried drums. The site is a ground water discharge area for the Englishtown Aquifer. Ground water flows to the surface and drains into Deep Run. Ground water, surface water, and air are contaminated by OIL and various organic chemicals. In September 1981, EPA awarded a Cooperative Agreement to New Jersey for $336,305 in grant funds authorized under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. Status (July 1983): Under the Cooperative Agreement, the State completed (1) a field investigation to characterize ground water, (2) a feasibility study for removal of contaminated soil and drums, and (3) a feasibility study for closing the site.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste pile
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Soils and sediments contain POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS) and LEAD. LEAD is also present in runoff from the adjacent wetlands not included in the site. People may come into contact with site contaminants by accidentally ingesting polluted soils or dusts;eating fish, wild berries, or wild game from the Bog; or inhaling the toxic products of burning PCBS from a fire such as occurred on the site in 1973. The site is located in a fringe area of the environmentally sensitive New Jersey Pine Barrens.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    PHENOL    X

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for BURNT FLY BOG:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:

    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW JERSEY, or in MONMOUTH County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *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: BURNT FLY BOG
    EPA ID: NJD980504997
    Address: TYLERS LANE
    MARLBORO TWP, NJ 07746
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Industrial Waste Treatment
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the BURNT FLY BOG Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 3
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 1
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: None

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the BURNT FLY BOG Superfund site.
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