EPA Superfund Program: SHERWIN-WILLIAMS/HILLIARDS CREEK, Gibbsboro, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

The Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site is located in the Borough of Gibbsboro and portions of Voorhees Township, New Jersey. From the mid-1800s until 1977, John Lucas & Company and eventually the Sherwin-Williams Company operated a paint, varnish and lacquer manufacturing facility in Gibbsboro, New Jersey.  Historic features on-site included several lagoons for wastewater and paint sludge settling, several tank farms, open drum storage areas, and a rail road line and spur which enabled large-scale facility operations. Decades of direct discharge of materials to Hilliards Creek from lagoons, improper storage and handling resulting in spills and releases, and leaking tanks all led to widespread contamination. Hilliards Creek, which originates within the former production area, is contaminated and flows for over a mile, where it then discharges into Kirkwood Lake, Voorhees, New Jersey.  Kirkwood Lake’s sediments are also contaminated.  Following immediate actions to protect human health and the environment, development of the site’s long-term cleanup plan is underway


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Insufficient Data
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No