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...