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NPL Site Narrative for Woodland Route 72 Dump

Woodland Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Woodland Route 72 Dump occupies about 15 acres of relatively flat land in Woodland Township in rural Burlington County, New Jersey. During the 1950s, the owner accepted wastes from several chemical manufacturers for open burning, dumping, and burial of drummed and bulk chemical wastes. The site closed in 1959. On-site are several sludge mounds, numerous sandy depressions containing drums, and a pond filled with thick oil. Sampling by the State and EPA indicates heavy contamination with organic solvents, heavy metals, and suspected carcinogens. These materials threaten ground water, surface water, and air, and show potential for harm through direct contact.

Status (June 1984): EPA is planning a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

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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