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NPL Site Narrative for Lang Property

Pemberton Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Lang Property is a 10-acre dump site in Pemberton Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, just north of Lebanon State Forest. The site is within the Pine Barrens in an area of blueberry and cranberry farms. About 1,500 drums of wastes were emptied onto the ground at this site. Localized contamination of ground water and surface water by various chemicals, including phenols, heavy metals, and trichloroethylene, has been documented. The primary concern is contamination of the Cohansey Aquifer, which supplies drinking water to Pemberton Township's 13,000 residents. As many as 20 private wells are within 1 mile of this site. In addition, a back-up well for the Pemberton system is within 3 miles.

Status (July 1983): EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

In June 1983, the State collected additional ground water samples.

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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