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Superfund Site Report: REICH FARMS
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Reich Farms Site covers 5 acres in the Pleasant Plains section of Dover Township, Ocean County, New Jersey, about 3 miles north of Toms River. As a result of improper storage and disposal of various hazardous substances -- including organic solvents, still bottoms, and residual chemicals in 55-gallon drums -- both on the surface and buried, soil and ground water are contaminated with toxic and volatile organics. The area is rural with suburban developments. It sits above the Cohansey Aquifer, a major source of drinking water for 61,000 people in Dover Township and the surrounding area. Status (July 1983): EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Dumping - unauthorized
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Groundwater is contaminated with organic compounds, including TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE). The VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) TOLUENE and TCE were detected in soils just east of a construction company shop building located on site. The surface soils on site showed no significant contamination; however, hot spots were present in the subsurface soils. These hot spots were contaminated with both VOCS and semivolatile organics. Potential health risks may have existed for individuals, especially onsite workers, who may have directly contacted or accidentally ingested the contaminated soils or groundwater.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    CHLOROFORMX    
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE    X
    METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE    X
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL    X
    PHENOLX    
    STYRENEX    
    TOLUENEX    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEXX   
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)    X


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: 10,001 - 100,000
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
    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 REICH FARMS:

    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: REICH FARMS
    EPA ID: NJD980529713
    Address: LAKEWOOD RD
    DOVER TWP, NJ 08753
    Other Names: REICH FARMS
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Abandoned
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 2 - 10
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

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