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Kauffman & Minteer, Inc.

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Site Description

Kauffman and Minteer, Inc. operated a five acre waste transportation business in Jobstown, NJ. Company-owned tanker trucks transported bulk liquids, including synthetic organic chemicals, plastics, resins, vegetable oils, soaps, petroleum oils, and alcohols. From 1960 to 1980, the company discharged wastewater used to clean the inside of its trucks into a drainage ditch and an unlined lagoon. In 1984, a dike that surrounded the lagoon broke, allowing contaminated wastewater to migrate off-site to a neighboring property and into wetlands. Discharges from the lagoon and the washing areas contaminated shallow groundwater beneath the site and threaten the Wenonah-Mount Laurel (intermediate) aquifer, a major source of potable water in the surrounding area. Volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds and metals have been detected in lagoon sediment, ground water, and soil.

Current Site Status and Cleanup Actions to Date

  • EPA removed to a secure, offsite facility, approximately 21,000 tons of contaminated soil and sludge.
  • EPA has pumped over 656,000 gallons of contaminated water from the lagoon and drainage ditch at the site.
  • EPA is performing a pilot test of several in-situ chemical treatment methods, and will expand the pilot program to a site-wide cleanup action in Fiscal Year 2005.
  • In September 1991, EPA conducted Remedial Investigation to characterize the nature and extent of contamination at the site. Based those results, EPA completed a feasibility study to identify and screen several cleanup options for the site.
  • In 1997, EPA and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) collaboratively removed ten underground storage tanks (UST's) found at the site.

Current Funding Status

  • EPA has determined that the site does not pose an immediate threat to human health, and will continue to monitor this site for any changes that may trigger additional action. The EPA will consider funding new work at this site in Fiscal Year 2005.
  • The site was still in the design phase, and not ready to begin construction in Fiscal Year 2004.

For more information on the projects at this site, please read the Kauffman & Minteer, Inc. Fact Sheet (PDF) (20 K, 4 pp) on the Region 2 Superfund Web site.

Key Accomplishments

  • EPA removed more than 21,000 tons of contaminated soil and sludge and has pumped over 656,000 gallons of contaminated water from the lagoon and drainage ditch at the site.
  • EPA is performing a pilot test of several in-situ chemical treatment methods, and will expand the pilot program to a site-wide cleanup action in Fiscal Year 2005.

 

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