Superfund Site: VINELAND STATE SCHOOL
VINELAND, NJ

Superfund Site Profile


SITE BACKGROUND

The Vineland State School is located in Vineland, New Jersey. The 195-acre area was a residential and treatment facility for mentally handicapped women. The State's Department of Human Services ran the facility. The school operated an unregulated incinerator and landfill on the property to dispose of its waste. The incinerator has been dismantled and the pit was filled in and graded. Incinerator and landfilling operations contaminated site soils and groundwater with hazardous chemicals, including polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Immediate actions to protect human health and the environment cleaned up the site. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in May 1998.