Superfund Site: JACKSON TOWNSHIP LANDFILL
JACKSON TOWNSHIP, NJ
Superfund Site Profile
The Jackson Township Landfill site is located in Jackson Township, New Jersey. The Jackson Township Landfill operated from 1972 to 1980. Twenty acres of the 135-acre area were used for dumping millions of gallons of liquid septic tank and coffee waste. The landfill was originally located in a relatively undeveloped area. Over time, homes were built and shallow wells put in close to the landfill. In 1977, area residents complained of poor water quality. Landfill operations contaminated the Cohansey Aquifer, a shallow aquifer, with a variety of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs). In the late 1980s, the landfill was closed in accordance with New Jersey Solid Waste Regulations. Initial actions taken by the State of New Jersey provided an alternate water supply for 130 wells that were contaminated as a result of the groundwater contamination at the landfill. Following initials action to protect human health and the environment, EPA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) in September 1994. The ROD selected no further action with maintenance and monitoring for the site’s remedy. EPA deleted the site from the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in September 1995.