Superfund Site:

PEPE FIELD
BOONTON, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Patricia Seppi
(646) 369-0068

Remedial Project Manager
JEFF JOSEPHSON
(212) 637-4404

Site Location

Street Address:
WOOTTON & HILLSIDE, BOONTON, NJ 07005

Background

The Pepe Field site is located in Boontown, New Jersey. E.F. Drew Co. operated a landfill at this property from the 1920s until 1950. From 1950 until the mid-1960s, the site remained an open, unused area until the Town of Boonton purchased the property. During the mid-1960s, the town covered the site with soil in preparation for construction of a recreation facility. Because of the biological decay of waste material beneath the field, the area was subjected to strong hydrogen sulfide odors. In 1969, the town implemented an odor abatement plan for the site. The recreation field was closed for ...
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