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Superfund Site Report: PUCHACK WELL FIELD
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    Conditions at Proposal (September 1997): The Puchack Wellfi eld site consists of six public supply wells, identified as Pucha ck well Nos. 1, 2, 3A, 5A, 6, and 7, owned and operated by the Ci ty of Camden, and located northeast of the city in Pennsauken Tow nship, Camden County, New Jersey. There were once seven public s upply wells, identified as Puchack well Nos. 1 through 7, in the Puchack Wellfield; however, Puchack well No. 4 was reportedly des troyed during construction of the nearby Betsy Ross Bridge connec ting New Jersey and Pennsylvania over the Delaware River. Well c onstruction logs indicate that the wells range in depth from 141 feet, 3 inches to 220 feet. All wells are screened in and withdr aw ground water from the lower aquifer of the Potomac-Raritan-Mag othy aquifer system. Contamination was reportedly first detected in the Puchack w ellfield in the early 1970s with the presence of TRICHLOROETHENE (TCE), 1,2-DICHLOROETHANE (1,2-DCA), TETRACHLOROETHENE (PCE), and CHROMIUM compounds in Puchack well No.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    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 PUCHACK WELL FIELD:

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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW JERSEY, or in CAMDEN 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.
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  • Site Information
    EPA ID: NJD981084767
    Address: OFF RIVER ROAD
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: March 06, 1998
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the PUCHACK WELL FIELD Superfund site.
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