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NPL Site Narrative for Woodland Route 532 Dump

WOODLAND ROUTE 532 DUMP
Woodland Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Woodland Route 532 Dump covers about 35 acres of relatively flat land in Woodland Township in rural Burlington County, New Jersey. In the early 1960s, the owner accepted wastes from several chemical manufacturers for open burning, dumping, and burial of drummed and bulk chemical wastes. This location came into use after complaints from nearby residents forced abandonment of a nearly identical site along Route 72. 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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