Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at listing (October 1981): The Lipari Landfill is an inactive landfill occupying a 6-acre former gravel pit in Pitman, New Jersey. The site is in an area of fruit orchards. From 1958 to 1971, domestic and industrial wastes, including various toxic organic compounds and HEAVY METALS, were dumped at the site. They percolated into the ground water under the landfill and leached into Chestnut Branch, Rabbit Run, and Alcyon Lake. In fall 1981, EPA completed a remedial investigation and feasibility study of the site. Status (July 1983): Between 1980 and 1982, using $726,000 made available by Section 311 of the Clean Water Act, EPA's Office of Research and Development, and the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA studied leachate distribution, drilled and sampled 16 wells, and evaluated various cleanup alternatives. In 1982, using $125,000 in CERCLA emergency funds, EPA installed over 2,000 feet of security fencing around the site. An additional 1,600 feet must still be installed. In September 1982, EPA signed a $1,689,150 Superfund State Contract with New Jersey to complete design of the remedial alternative selected in the feasibility study and undertake the construction activities. The work is being supervised by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 1983. The remedial action is divided into two phases. More...
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