Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

POHATCONG VALLEY GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION
WARREN COUNTY, NJ

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 6 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 267 people and generated an estimated $86,847,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Renewable Energy at the Site

Both the OU1-TCE and OU1-PCE groundwater extraction and treatment systems purchase power from renewable energy sources.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

A site-wide Classification Exemption Area (CEA) has been implemented to restrict the use of groundwater in the OU1 and OU2 contaminated area.

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