Stage of Clean-up: Design Underway
Conditions at listing (December 1982): The PJP Landfill covers about 50 acres near the Hackensack River in Jersey City, New Jersey. Much of the dump, now closed, is uncovered, and fires frequently flare up on the surface and underground. Volatile organics and other toxic substances have been detected in air, ground water, and run-off. Ground water is used by local industries. Surface waters in the area are used for commercial shipping and recreation. The property is adjacent to heavily populated residential areas. Status (July 1983): The State is negotiating with the current owners of the site to undertake a study to define the nature and extent of contamination at the site.
Sources of Contamination:
- Dumping - unauthorized
- Storage - drums/containers of waste