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NPL Site Narrative for Pijak Farm

Plumstead Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (October 1981): The Pijak Farm Site occupies 5 acres in Plumstead Township, Ocean County, New Jersey. The site, a working farm, is flat, dropping off into a marshy, wooded floodplain. A corn field and two unnamed tributaries to Crosswicks Creek border the site. Between 1963 and 1970, drums and free-flowing liquids were dumped into a natural ditch and then covered over. In 1980, the State found that ground water was contaminated by organic chemicals. Initial analysis of the nearest private wells showed no contamination.

The Pijak Farm, Friedman Property, Goose Farm, and Spence Farm (the so-called "Plumstead Sites") are within a 2-mile radius.

Status (July 1983): In September 1982, a $292,500 Cooperative Agreement was awarded to New Jersey for a feasibility study to identify alternatives for remedial action at the site. It is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 1984.

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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