Superfund Site: PRICE LANDFILL

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The Price Landfill site is located in Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. The 26-acre area originally was a sand and gravel excavation operation that closed in 1968. Beginning in 1971, Price Landfill began to accept a combination of both drummed and bulk liquid wastes. Wastes included industrial chemicals, sludges, oil, grease, septic tank and sewer wastes. Tank trucks emptied bulk waste into the pit. Others dumped drums; some of these drums were punctured. Chemical waste disposal ended in late 1972, sludge disposal ended in the spring of 1973 and municipal waste disposal ended in 1976. It is estimated that over 9 million gallons of chemical waste were disposed of at the site during landfill operations. As a result, soil and groundwater in the area are contaminated. Following immediate actions to protect human health and the environment, EPA and the State of New Jersey put the site’s long-term remedy in place. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing. Under current conditions at the site, groundwater migration and human exposures are under control.