Brick Township Landfill
Brick Township, NJ
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Remedial Design Report [16 MB, 392 pp]
EPA added the Brick Township Landfill site in Brick Township, New Jersey to the Superfund National Priorities List on September 1, 1983 because hazardous chemicals were found in the soil and ground water. Contaminants from the 42 acre landfill seeped into the groundwater and eventually migrated in a southeastern direction as far as 3,500 feet from the landfill source area.
After ceasing operations at the site in 1979, Brick Township covered the landfill with two-feet of clean soil. Subsequently, under the direction of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Brick Township removed 55 gallon drums, 10,000 gallon storage tanks and fenced off the landfill.
Groundwater sampling in the late 1990s showed elevated levels of heavy metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emanating from the Landfill. Based on these findings, legal restrictions on the use of drinking water wells within a 470-acre area were put in place by the State of New Jersey and the Township of Brick. These restrictions have eliminated the public’s exposure to the site’s contaminated groundwater.
Starting in 2000 and ending in 2007, the Brick Township conducted an extensive, multi-year ground water monitoring program. Based on this information, in September 2008, EPA issued a Record of Decision for the site, which required the installation of a solid waste landfill cap and the initiation of a long term groundwater monitoring program.
In 2009, EPA and the Township entered into a consent decree, which required the Township to design and implement the remedy, under EPA’s oversight.
The design and installation of the cap was completed by December 2013, and the capped landfill is currently being leased by the Township as a solar energy farm. Groundwater data collected since the installation of the cap has shown a general decrease in contamination levels.