FORT DIX (LANDFILL SITE)
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP, NJ
Superfund Site Profile
The U.S. Army facility at Fort Dix, within the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, encompasses approximately 33,000 acres, all of which is located above a Class1-A aquifer that provides potable water for a large area of Central New Jersey. The NPL Site is confined to the 126-acre Fort Dix Landfill which operated as a sanitary landfill from 1950 until 1984. Access to the landfill was not controlled until 1980; therefore records of disposal practices and waste types are incomplete.
The Landfill is included within the Dix Basewide New Jersey Classification Exception Area (CEA). The CEA serves as an Institutional Control by providing notice ...
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