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Superfund Site Report: DOVER MUNICIPAL WELL 4
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Design Underway

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Town of Dover Water Commission owns and operates Municipal Well 4 in Dover Township, Morris County, New Jersey. In August 1980, the well was taken out of service because it was contaminated with halogenated organic solvents from an unknown source. Status (July 1983): No source has thus far been linked to the contamination. The State is actively investigating possible sources and is reviewing a hydrogeological study submitted by a private party. The Dover Water Commission has been authorized to spend $45,000 over a 2-year period to identify possible sources and has engaged a consultant to assist in the work.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Manufacturing process
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Halogenated organic solvents including TRICHLOROETHANE, TETRACHLOROETHYLENE, and DICHLOROETHYLENE have been detected in the groundwater. The contaminated groundwater could pose a health hazard to individuals if it were ingested.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: 10,001 - 100,000
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: 10,001 - 100,000
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    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 DOVER MUNICIPAL WELL 4:

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

    Overall site:
    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
    EPA ID: NJD980654131
    Address: HOOEY ST
    DOVER TWP., NJ 07801
    Site Ownership: Municipality
    Category of Site: Wells
    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? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the DOVER MUNICIPAL WELL 4 Superfund site.
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