Superfund Site: VINELAND CHEMICAL CO., INC.
Superfund Site Profile
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The Vineland Chemical Company Superfund site is located in the northwestern portion of Vineland, in Cumberland County, south central New Jersey, in an area of mixed industrial, low-density residential and agricultural properties. The site is bordered immediately to the north by other industrial properties and the Blackwater Branch, a perennial stream that flows westward to the Maurice River which eventually flows into Union Lake.
The Vineland Chemical Company operated from 1949 to 1994 and produced arsenical herbicides and fungicides. The company stored byproduct arsenic salts in open piles, lagoons and chicken coops. As a result, arsenic contamination has been found in groundwater, surface water, sediment, and soil throughout the area. After immediate actions to protect human health and the environment, the site’s long-term cleanup is ongoing