EPA Superfund Program: PUCHACK WELL FIELD, PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP, NJ

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.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No