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

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Ellis Property covers 3 acres in Evesham Township, New Jersey. The site, once the scene of drum-cycling operations, consists of: a large two-story building housing several washing tanks and troughs and 50 to 75 drums, many full; three sheds containing various size drums and chemical containers, which are full; and an area adjacent to the sheds containing about 100 55-gallon plastic drums, most of which still contain some acid liquid. Several hundred drums are spread haphazardly around the site. Many spills are obvious. The site is surrounded by cultivated fields. An intermittent stream named Sharps Run is less than 0.3 mile to the south. Ground water and surface water are suspected of being contaminated with acids. The Englishtown Aquifer directly underlies the site, with the Magothy and Raritan Formations at about 320 feet below. Ground water in the vicinity supplies drinking water for 900 homes and water for irrigation of farmland. Status (July 1983): The State has removed all drums from the site and neutralized soils in the area with lime. EPA is awaiting documentation from the State regarding the cleanup.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Discharge to sewer/surface water
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The shallow groundwater is contaminated with VOCS, including TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE) and TETRACHLOROETHYLENE (PCE), and HEAVY METALS, including ARSENIC, CHROMIUM, and LEAD. The surface soils are contaminated with VOCS, HEAVY METALS, and POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS). Surface water and sediments at the site show elevated levels of HEAVY METALS and TCE. Ground-water contamination appears to be limited to the shallow aquifer.  More...

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    FUEL OILS    X

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
      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 ELLIS PROPERTY:

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

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    Surface 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
    EPA ID: NJD980529085
    Address: SHARP RD
    EVESHAM TWP, NJ 08053
    Other Names: ELLIS PROPERTY
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Housing Area/Farm
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the ELLIS PROPERTY Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 12
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0

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