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NPL Site Narrative for Tabernacle Drum Dump

Tabernacle Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Tabernacle Drum Dump covers 1 acre in a farmland and wooded area in Tabernacle Township, Burlington County, New Jersey. In 1977, 120 55-gallon drums and several 5-gallon pails of solvents, paint, and paint sludges were dropped off trucks, with the residents' permission, for a fee of $2.00 per drum.

The State has found toluene and ethyl benzene in drums. Several have rusted and released their contents. Carbon tetrachloride is present in soil on the site, according to the State.

There is the potential to contaminate ground water serving 6,000 residents.

Status (June 1984): On Feb. 17, 1984, EPA issued a unilateral Administrative Order under CERCLA Section 106 to one of the responsible parties. The order requires the party to remove the drums and start a ground water monitoring program.

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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