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NPL Site Narrative for Monroe Township Landfill

Monroe Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Monroe Township Landfill covers 86 acres in Monroe Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The landfill operated from 1955 to June 1978, when the State closed it because a colored leachate was seeping from the site. The seepage forced the abandonment of a nearby housing construction project. Hydrochloric acid is known to have been disposed of at the site. In 1979, the State obtained a court order against the landfill owners to correct the seepage. A 900-foot cut-off wall and leachate collection system, which recycled leachate to the landfill, were installed as an interim measure in 1980.

Status (July 1983): A site closure plan is nearing completion. It includes the installation of a 7,000-foot leachate cut-off wall around the perimeter of the landfill, leachate collectors, and intercepting sewers to convey leachate to the Middlesex County Sewage Authority's Old Bridge Sewage Treatment Plant.

For more information about the hazardous substances identified in this narrative summary, including general information regarding the effects of exposure to these substances on human health, please see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs. ATSDR ToxFAQs can be found on the Internet at ATSDR - ToxFAQs (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp) or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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