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Superfund Site Report: BRICK TOWNSHIP LANDFILL
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): Brick Township Landfill (Old French's Landfill) covers 50 acres in a residential area of Brick, Ocean County, New Jersey. Prior to 1972, the landfill was privately owned and received up to 120,000 gallons of waste, including chemical wastes, per day. Brick Township acquired the site in 1972. Remaining on the site are five liquid-filled lagoons, about 180 empty drums, and an old waste incinerator. Four on-site monitoring wells indicate high concentrations of organic solvents. The source of drinking water for 57,500 area residents is the underlying Cohansey Aquifer. The site is 50 feet from a group of condominiums and across the street from the proposed site for a school. Status (July 1983): A landfill closure plan is being developed by the township. However, further investigation is necessary to determine the need for and extent of additional remedial action.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Landfill
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Sampling in 1987 showed elevated levels of CADMIUM and a lowlevel presence of VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) in some groundwater monitoring wells in and around the site. Sediments and leachate are contaminated with various HEAVY METALS. VOCS are found in soil from a test pit, and pesticides are found in the septage pits. Area residences are connected to a municipal water well. However, some private wells not used for drinking water are being used for industrial purposes and for lawn and garden maintenance. A drum investigation in 1992 did not detect any drums in the landfill.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    BENZENEX    
    CHLORDANEX    
    CHLOROBENZENEX    
    ETHYLBENZENE    X
    HEPTACHLORXX   


    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 BRICK TOWNSHIP 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: BRICK TOWNSHIP LANDFILL
    EPA ID: NJD980505176
    Address: SALLY IKE RD
    BRICK TWP, NJ 08723
    Other Names: BRICK TWP LF
      FRENCH'S LF
      MCCORMICK'S DUMP
    Site Ownership: Municipality
    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 BRICK TOWNSHIP 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? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 1
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 1
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: 76 - 99%
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