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