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Somers Point Ground Water Contamination

Dobbs Avenue
Somers Point City, Atlantic County
PI # 001136

BLOCK: Various LOT: Various

Community Relations Coordinator: Karen Kloo (609) 777-1971
As of January 2005

CATEGORY: Non-Superfund
State Lead, IEC
TYPE OF FACILITY: Not Applicable
  OPERATION STATUS: Not Applicable

PROPERTY SIZE:

Not Applicable SURROUNDING LAND USE: Residential/Commercial
       
MEDIA AFFECTED CONTAMINANTS STATUS
Ground Water Volatile Organic Compounds Confirmed
       
Potable Water Volatile Organic Compounds Treating
       
FUNDING SOURCES AMOUNT AUTHORIZED  
Corporate Business Tax $100,000  

SITE DESCRIPTION/RESOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS:

Routine monitoring conducted in 2003 revealed a municipal supply well located in Somers Point City was contaminated with methyl tertiary-butyl ether (MTBE) at levels exceeding New Jersey Drinking Water Standard for this volatile organic compound. New Jersey American Water Company installed an air stripper on the well to treat the contamination, but recent sampling has shown increasing levels of MTBE in the water before it is treated. NJDEP’s Remedial Response Element is conducting an investigation to delineate the ground water contamination, evaluate future impacts to the public supply well and possible impacts to private potable wells in the area, and identify possible sources of the contamination. NJDEP will sample the ground water and nearby private potable wells in 2004 as part of this investigation.

 

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