Superfund Site Profile
The Puchack Well Field site is located in Camden, New Jersey. The 450,000-square-foot area consists of six public supply wells owned and operated by the City of Camden. Contamination was first detected in well No. 6 in the early 1970s. Contaminants included chromium and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are potentially harmful chemicals that can evaporate easily in the air. All of the groundwater wells have been shut down and residents have been connected to a municipal water supply, reducing the public’s potential exposure to contamination. Sampling indicates that currently operating municipal wells are not being affected by the chromium groundwater plume. EPA’s cleanup has targeted both contaminated groundwater and the source areas that have contributed to the pollution.