Superfund Site: UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP SANITARY LANDFILL
UPPER DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, NJ
Superfund Site Profile
The Upper Deerfield Township Sanitary Landfill site is located in Upper Deerfield Township, New Jersey. The site is an inactive landfill covering 14 acres on a 23-acre tract of land. The site originally was used as a gravel pit from 1938 to 1960, when Upper Deerfield Township purchased 12 acres. The Township purchased the remaining acreage in 1977. A municipal landfill licensed to accept household waste operated at the site property until its closure in 1983. Landfill operations contaminated groundwater with mercury and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are potentially harmful contaminants that can easily evaporate into the air. In 1986, the township installed a public water supply well and distribution system to provide drinking water to residents in the area. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in June 2000.