Superfund Site:

REICH FARMS
PLEASANT PLAINS, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Natalie Loney
(212) 637-3639

Remedial Project Manager
Jonathan Gorin
(212) 637-4361

Site Location

Street Address:
LAKEWOOD RD, PLEASANT PLAINS, NJ 08753

Background

The Reich Farm Superfund site is located in Dover Township, New Jersey. The 3-acre area was leased in the 1970s to an independent waste hauler. In 1971, the waste hauler disposed of drums containing organic solvents and residues from the manufacturing of organic chemicals, plastics and resins. In 1972, Union Carbine, a potentially responsible party (PRP), removed drums, trench waste and contaminated soil. Contaminated soil also contaminated the groundwater with organic compounds above state and federal standards. In response, NJDEP closed private wells in the area. Zoning ordinances were put in place to prevent private use of the groundwater. Following ...
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