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Superfund Site Report: LANG PROPERTY
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Lang Property is a 10-acre dump site in Pemberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, just north of Lebanon State Forest. The site is within the Pine Barrens in an area of blueberry and cranberry farms. About 1,500 drums of wastes were emptied onto the ground at this site. Localized contamination of ground water and surface water by various chemicals, including phenols, HEAVY METALS, and TRICHLOROETHYLENE, has been documented. The primary concern is contamination of the Cohansey Aquifer, which supplies drinking water to Pemberton Township's 13,000 residents. As many as 20 private wells are within 1 mile of this site. In addition, a back-up well for the Pemberton system is within 3 miles. Status (July 1983): EPA is preparing 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. In June 1983, the State collected additional ground water samples.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Dumping - unauthorized
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The remedial investigation indicated that surficial soils (0 - 2 feet deep) in the two-acre area where disposal took place were contaminated with VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) and metals. Subsurface soils were also contaminated with hazardous substances. Shallow ground water beneath the disposal area was also contaminated with VOCS and metals. Contaminants had migrated approximately 300 to 500 feet from the disposal area, principally to the northwest. Ground water below a depth of 30 feet showed no signs of contamination. Potable wells identified in the immediate area were upgradient from the site (not in the direction of ground water flow). Based on a review of site conditions, toxicological information concerning plant uptake of chemical contaminants, and sampling of blueberries near the site, there was no evidence of contamination of nearby vegetation attributable to the Lang Property site.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    BENZENE    X
    LEAD X   
    OCTANE    X
    ZINC X   

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: A sensitive ecological environment
      Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: No data
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for LANG PROPERTY:

    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 BURLINGTON 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: LANG PROPERTY
    EPA ID: NJD980505382
    Other Names: LANG PROPERTY
    Site Ownership: Other
    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 LANG PROPERTY Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 10
    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

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the LANG PROPERTY Superfund site.
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