Superfund Site:

FRANKLIN BURN
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Lindsay Carrera
(212) 637-3621

Remedial Project Manager
Lawrence Granite
(212) 637-4423

Site Location

Street Address:
SIX LOCATIONS NEAR MARSHALL MILL ROAD
FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ 08322

Background

The Franklin Burn site is located in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. The site includes seven separate parcels of land, known as subsites. At each of these subsites, scrap copper wire and possibly other electrical components were placed on the ground and burned to remove the plastic coatings and insulation so that the remaining copper could be recovered for sale. The burning process generated contaminated ash and debris piles, which contained hazardous substances that contaminated site soils, sediment, groundwater and small pools of surface water. Following response actions to protect human health and the environment, EPA determined that residual ...
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