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NPL Site Narrative for Sharkey Landfill

SHARKEY LANDFILL
Parsippany, Troy Hls, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): Sharkey Landfill covers 200 acres in Parsippany and Troy Hills, New Jersey. The privately-owned landfill ceased operation in the early 1960s. It consists of two fill areas separated by the Rockaway River. The Sharkey Landfill has a long but undocumented history as a disposal site for municipal solid waste. In addition, industrial wastes have been reportedly dumped. State and EPA inspections have documented leachate seeps.

Status (July 1983): EPA recently completed a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

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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