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NPL Site Narrative for Jackson Township Landfill

Jackson Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): Jackson Township owned and operated a 12-acre landfill in a semirural area within its boundaries in Ocean County, New Jersey. The township obtained the site, originally a mining pit, from a local mining company in the early 1970s and filled it from 1972 until it closed in 1980. In addition to accepting refuse and sewage for which it had a State permit, the landfill received liquid hazardous waste. As a result, the underlying Cohansey Aquifer, which supplies water to area residents, has been contaminated with various organic chemicals. Local officials condemned over 40 residential wells, and the State provides funding for an alternate water supply.

Status (July 1983): The State is pursuing cleanup through enforcement 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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