Superfund Site: PIJAK FARM
PLUMSTEAD TOWNSHIP, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The 87-acre Pijak Farm site is located in Plumsted Township, New Jersey. From 1963 to 1970, drums and free-flowing liquids from a facility disposing of specialty and research chemicals were dumped into a natural ditch that ran through the site. Later, they were covered with soil. There were about 3,740 drums on the site. Dumping activities contaminated groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Groundwater is the only source of drinking water near the site. Pijak Farm is one of four Superfund sites, including the Spence, Hopkins and Goose Farm sites, within a two-mile radius. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in March 1997.