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Superfund Site Report: EMMELL'S SEPTIC LANDFILL
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    Conditions at Proposal (April 23, 1999): The Emmell's Septi c Landfill (Emmell's) site is an inactive site located on 38 acre s in a rural residential area of Galloway Township, Atlantic Coun ty, New Jersey. It is bordered by Zurich Avenue to the north and woodlands to the south, east and west. The site is occupied by a vacant, fire-damaged, one story building and a garage. From 19 67 to 1979, the site was operated as a septic and sewage sludge w aste disposal facility. An April 1975 solid waste facility permi t issued to Emmell's indicated that the site was to be used for the land application of septic and sewage sludge wastes. Violatio ns of the permit noted that septic and sewage sludge wastes were being disposed of in trenches and lagoons. In addition to the pe rmitted waste disposal operation, inspections at the site by offi cials from the State of New Jersey noted the presence of househol d garbage, tire piles, paint sludges, gas cylinders and construct ion/industrial wastes on the site. From 1984 to 1988, ground water samples were collected from private residential drinking water supply wells in the vicinity of the site. Samples collected indicated the presence of organic hazardous substances. Based on the testing results, the Atlantic County Health Department recommended that the wells be closed. Subsequently, the contaminated drinking water wells were closed and deeper water supply replacement wells were drilled.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE    X
    1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENEX    
    1,2-DICHLOROBENZENEX    
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANEX    
    1,2-TRANS-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    1,3-DICHLOROBENZENEX    
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENEX    
    1-ISOPROPYL-4-METHYLBENZENEX    
    2-PHENYLBUTANE    X
    AROCLOR 1260    X
    ARSENIC    X
    CADMIUM    X
    CHLOROBENZENEX    
    CHROMIUM    X
    CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    CUMENEX    
    LEAD    X
    MESITYLENEX    
    N-PROPYLBENZENEX    
    NICKEL    X
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS    X
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL    X
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    VINYL CHLORIDEX    
    ZINC    X
    ZINC COMPOUNDS    X


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for EMMELL'S SEPTIC LANDFILL:

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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: EMMELL'S SEPTIC LANDFILL
    EPA ID: NJD980772727
    Address: 128 ZURICH AVE
    GALLOWAY TWP, NJ 08213
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: July 22, 1999
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
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