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Superfund Site Report: WOODLAND ROUTE 532 DUMP
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Woodland Route 532 Dump covers about 35 acres of relatively flat land in Woodland Township in rural Burlington County, New Jersey. In the early 1960s, the owner accepted wastes from several chemical manufacturers for open burning, dumping, and burial of drummed and bulk chemical wastes. This location came into use after complaints from nearby residents forced abandonment of a nearly identical site along Route 72. On-site are several sludge mounds, numerous sandy depressions containing drums, and a pond filled with thick OIL. Sampling by the State and EPA indicates heavy contamination with organic solvents, HEAVY METALS, and suspected carcinogens. These materials threaten ground water, surface water, and air, and show potential for harm through direct contact. Status (June 1984): EPA is planning a remedial investigation/ feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Dumping - unauthorized
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Ground water and surface soils were contaminated with VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS), semivolatiles, HEAVY METALS, and pesticides. Goodwater Run contained elevated levels of ZINC and LEAD. Sub-surface soils were contaminated with VOCS, metals, and semi-volatiles. People who drink contaminated ground water may be at risk. Pollutants from the site may be harmful to wildlife inhabiting the Pinelands National Reserve.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    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: A sensitive ecological environment
      Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 0
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for WOODLAND ROUTE 532 DUMP:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:

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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
    Site Name: WOODLAND ROUTE 532 DUMP
    EPA ID: NJD980505887
    Address: RTE 532
    WOODLAND TWP, NJ 08019
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Housing Area/Farm
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 21, 1984
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 5
    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

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