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NPL Site Narrative for Hopkins Farm

Plumstead Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Hopkins Site covers 57 acres in Plumstead Township, New Jersey. It is one of seven "Plumstead" sites in Ocean and Monmouth Counties, of which four were placed on the National Priorities List in September 1983. All sites are within about a 20-square-mile rural farming area. The site was used for disposal of an unknown number of drums, and there is evidence that bulk liquids were dumped. The State detected heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals in concentrations above drinking water standards in two of the six monitoring wells on-site. Also, State inspectors noted chemical odors on-site.

Status (June 1984): EPA is considering various alternatives for 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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