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Superfund Site Report: SOUTH JERSEY CLOTHING CO.
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): The South Jersey Clothing Co. site is in a mixed residential, commercial, and light industrial area in the Minotola section of Buena Borough, Atlantic County, New Jersey. The surrounding area is predominantly rural and one of New Jersey's prime agricultural regions. Since the 1940s, the company has manufactured clothing on Central Avenue 500 feet from Garden State Cleaners Co., which is also proposed for the NPL at this time. In 1981, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) inspectors observed a black liquid on the soil behind the South Jersey Clothing Co. building. Subsequent analysis revealed TRICHLOROETHYLENE concentrations as high as 940,000 parts per billion (ppb) in soil and 16,000 ppb in a private drinking water well. Off-site monitoring wells downgradient of South Jersey Clothing and Garden State Cleaners contain up to 78,000 ppb of TRICHLOROETHYLENE and 6,600 ppb of TETRACHLOROETHYLENE, according to analyses conducted in 1984 by the companies. These concentrations have forced closing of private wells and construction of a new municipal water supply system. Approximately 9,000 people obtain drinking water and 3,800 acres of farmland are irrigated from wells within 3 miles of the site.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Other
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Groundwater and soils are contaminated with VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS), including primarily TCE. Use of contaminated groundwater for domestic purposes and agricultural irrigation may pose a potential health threat. Private residences located within the borough boundary downgradient from the sites are connected to the municipal water supply system.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENEX    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: No data
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for SOUTH JERSEY CLOTHING CO.:

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

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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: SOUTH JERSEY CLOTHING CO.
    EPA ID: NJD980766828
    Address: 1 CENTRAL AVE
    MINOTOLA, NJ 08341
    Other Names: SOUTH JERSEY CLOTHING CO
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: October 04, 1989
     
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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
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: None

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the SOUTH JERSEY CLOTHING CO. Superfund site.
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