Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

BOARHEAD FARMS
BRIDGETON TOWNSHIP, PA

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 2017, EPA had data on one on-site business. EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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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.

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are not formally 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.

Under Superfund, EPA commonly supplements engineering measures with administrative measures known as institutional controls.  Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce the potential for human exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use and guiding human behavior.  Institutional controls also help protect the integrity of the remedy. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup.  The institutional controls selected in the remedy were intended to prevent excavation, construction, or regrading of soils in the Former Source Area and protect the integrity of all remedy components, including but not limited to interceptor trench, groundwater monitoring wells, and water transmission lines.  The existing institutional controls have not been put in place via a zoning restriction, environmental covenant, or other mechanism to date.

The third five-year review report (PDF) identified the need for additional institutional controls to restrict groundwater use or limit the potential for exposure due to vapor intrusion on the site property.  EPA is in the process of adding additional institutional controls to the remedy through an Explanation of Significant Differences, and in the near future will seek a mechanism to implement all controls.

 

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