Superfund Site: ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP WELLS
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Rockaway Township Wells site is located in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The site is a 2-square-mile well field area containing a cluster of three municipal wells within 100 feet of each other. In 1979 and 1980, the wells were found to contain a variety of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are potentially harmful contaminants that can easily evaporate into the air. Two gasoline service stations, freight and transit facilities, and industrial properties are located near the well field. Groundwater contamination in the area appears to have resulted from several sources, including the gasoline stations and industrial facilities. Long-term soil and groundwater treatment are ongoing.