POLLUTION LOCATOR| Superfund | Superfund Site Report

Superfund Site Report: MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
 
 
  • Map Locating Superfund Site
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Jersey Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Montgomery Township Housing Development Site is in Montgomery Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. About 13 households in the development used private wells that became contaminated with organic chemicals, including TRICHLOROETHYLENE. Residents now use municipal water. The State has not been able to identify the source of contamination. 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. The State continues to collect ground water samples at the site to locate the plume of contamination.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Inadvertent spill
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Threats and Contaminants
    Private wells in the housing development have been contaminated with VOCS, primarily TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE). Drinking contaminated water may result in adverse health effects.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    CHLOROFORMX    
    FREON 113X    
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENEX    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: 101 - 500
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: No data
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 501 - 1,000
     
    List ground water uses.
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP HOUSING DEVELOPMENT:

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

    Overall site:
    Ground water migration:


    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW JERSEY, or in SOMERSET County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *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.
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Site Information
    Site Name: MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
    EPA ID: NJD980654164
    Address: ROBIN DRIVE, RT 206, SYCAMORE LANE
    MONTGOMERY TWP, NJ 08558
    Other Names: MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP HOUSING DEV
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Wells
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Superfund site.
  •   [ top ]
     
     
  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
  •   [ top ]
     
     
    Email U.S. Senate
    Email EPA
    Join an online discussion about this county


    Email a Scorecard Community Report to a friend
    Network with environmental groups
    Learn how to use Scorecard to find out about toxics in your community


    Contribute to Environmental Defense
    Volunteer with environmental groups in your community

      [ top ]
     
     
  • Links
    EPA Site Information Scorecard reports for SOMERSET County on:
  •   [ top ]