Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Rockaway Township Wells Site is in Rockaway, Morris County, New Jersey. Three wells are contaminated with various volatile organic chemicals. Several sources of the contamination are suspected, but only one has been confirmed. The Rockaway Township well system services about 12,000 people. Status (July 1983): Rockaway Township currently treats the contaminated wells. Shell OIL, identified as a source of ETHER contamination, installed an aeration system to remove ETHER from the water, and the township installed an activated carbon system to remove other volatile organics.
Sources of Contamination: