Superfund Site: WOODLAND ROUTE 72 DUMP

Superfund Site Profile


The Woodland Township Route 72 Dump site is located in Woodland Township, New Jersey. The 12-acre area is an inactive industrial dump, just two miles from an almost identical site – the Woodland Township Route 532 site. Both sites are on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List. From the early 1950s to the mid-1960s, various wastes were brought to the Woodland Township Route 72 Dump site in 55-gallon drums and in bulk transport. The wastes were dumped into open pits and trenches, and then burned and buried. In addition to chemical contaminants in soil and water, some areas of the site exhibited gamma radiation exposure at levels greater than the EPA-recommended action level. Following immediate actions to protect human health and the environment, the site’s long-term remedy was put in place. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing.