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Superfund Site Report: LIPARI LANDFILL
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  • Site Description
    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...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Landfill
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Prior to cleanup actions at the site, chemical contaminants threatened human health and the environment. Air was contaminated with various VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS). Ground water, surface water, and sediments were contaminated with VOCS and HEAVY METALS including ARSENIC, CHROMIUM, and LEAD. Soil was contaminated with VOCS, HEAVY METALS, and PHTHALATES.  More...

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    CADMIUM    X
    LEAD X   
    M-XYLENE  X  
    PHENOL 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: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 10,001 - 100,000
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for LIPARI LANDFILL:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:
    Air migration:

    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW JERSEY, or in GLOUCESTER 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
    EPA ID: NJD980505416
    Address: RT 322
    PITMAN, NJ 08071
    Other Names: LIPARI LANDFILL
    Site Ownership: Other
    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 LIPARI LANDFILL 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: 11 - 50
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

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