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Superfund Site Report: ROLLING KNOLLS LF
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Emergency Removal of Contaminants / Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    Conditions at Proposal (April 30, 2003): The Rolling Knolls Landfill facility is an approximately 200-acre, unlined, former municipal landfill located at 35 Britten Road in the Green Village section of Chatham Township, Morris County, New Jersey. The facility is bound by the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to the east, south, and west; Loantaka Brook and private property to the west; and private residential properties to the north and northwest. The Rolling Knolls Landfill overlaps the Refuge on its eastern and southern sides. The Rolling Knolls facility operated as a municipal landfill from the early 1930s through December 1968. During that time, Rolling Knolls Landfill received municipal solid waste, as well as construction and demolition debris from surrounding municipalities. Chatham Township Board of Health (CTBH) records indicate that the types of wastes deposited at Rolling Knolls included tree stumps, scrap metal, tires, household refuse, residential septage wastes, and industrial waste. In order to comply with health code regulations adopted in 1959, operational procedures at the facility included the application of pesticides to control weeds, insects, and rodents, as well as the application of oil on facility roadways to control dust. In addition, health code regulation also required the application of minimal daily cover (6 inches) to all exposed surfaces including the face of the fill.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    AROCLOR 1248 X   
    LEAD X   
    MERCURY X   
    ZINC X   
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for ROLLING KNOLLS LF:

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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
    EPA ID: NJD980505192
    Address: 35 BRITTIN RD
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 29, 2003
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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