Superfund Site: BRICK TOWNSHIP LANDFILL
BRICK TOWNSHIP, NJ
Superfund Site Profile
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The Brick Township Landfill Superfund site is located in Brick Township, New Jersey. The site is comprised of a municipal landfill that ceased operations in 1979 and the associated groundwater contamination. By the 1990s an underground plume of contaminated water was found to be emanating from the landfill over an area of about 470 acres.
In order to prevent further contamination of the groundwater, EPA required Brick Township to install an impermeable landfill cap. EPA also required the Township to institute a long term groundwater monitoring program.
Construction of the cap began in June 2011 and was finished in December 2013. All work was done under the oversight of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers. Groundwater monitoring is ongoing.
There is an EPA approved operation and monitoring program in place to ensure that the cap is functioning to protect contamination of the underlying groundwater. In addition, EPA will perform an environmental review of the site’s remedy every five years. The first of these five year reviews was completed in March 2017.
Currently the Township is leasing the landfill property to a solar energy producer.