Superfund Site: MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP HOUSING DEVELOPMENT
MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, NJ

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Montgomery Township Housing Development site is located in Somerset County, New Jersey.
Originally, 71 homes at the 72-acre area depended on private wells drawing water from the underlying aquifer. In 1978, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were detected in the public well of the neighboring municipality of Rocky Hill. Concerned that the contamination might have spread to groundwater beneath the housing development, state officials sampled the housing development's wells. Results indicated widespread contamination with various VOCs. Because of the proximity and the similarity of the contaminants present, EPA decided to address the site and the Rocky Hill Municipal Well Superfund site jointly. The site’s long-term remedy has been put in place. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing.