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NPL Site Narrative for Helen Kramer Landfill

HELEN KRAMER LANDFILL
Mantua Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (July 1982): The Helen Kramer Landfill covers 60 acres in Mantua Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. The privately owned landfill operated from 1970 until the State closed it in 1980 because of permit violations. During this time the landfill received municipal waste, municipal construction debris, and non-chemical industrial waste. Chlorinated organics and heavy metals have been identified in ground water and surface water downgradient of the landfill. The ground water provides drinking water, while the surface water downstream is used for irrigation. An underground fire at the site in 1981 burned for about 2 months, emitting noxious fumes to surrounding areas. Airborne contaminants were detected during and after the fire.

Status (July 1983): In fall 1983, EPA plans to start a $350,000 remedial investigation to determine the type and extent of contamination at 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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