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Timber Lakes Ground Water Contamination

Willow Lane
Monroe Township, Gloucester County
PI #: 189902

BLOCK: Various LOT: Various

Community Relations Coordinator: Heather Swartz
(609) 984-7135

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

PROPERTY SIZE:

Not Applicable SURROUNDING LAND USE: Residential
 
MEDIA AFFECTED CONTAMINANTS STATUS
Ground Water Volatile Organic Compounds
Mercury
Confirmed
 
Potable Water Volatile Organic Compounds
Mercury
Treating
 
FUNDING SOURCES AMOUNT AUTHORIZED  
Spill Fund $20,000  
1981 Bond Fund $16,000  

SITE DESCRIPTION/RESOLUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS:
As of January 2005

Sampling conducted by the Gloucester County Health Department and NJDEP's Remedial Response Element in 2003 identified 13 private potable wells in this area that were contaminated with volatile organic compounds and mercury above the New Jersey Drinking Water Standards for these contaminants. The primary volatile organic contaminants were trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (also known as perchloroethylene, or PCE). The source of the contamination is unknown. NJDEP's Environmental Claims Administration installed Point-of-Entry Treatment (POET) systems on the contaminated wells to provide potable water for the residents while additional evaluation of the site is underway. The Remedial Response Element has delineated the Currently Known Extent (CKE) of the potable well contamination and is conducting a water supply alternatives analysis to evaluate long-term options to supply potable water to residents at the site. NJDEP expects to complete the water supply alternatives analysis in 2004.

 

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