Powers Farm Site
Hampshire Hills Development
Jackson Township, Ocean County
PI #: G000004531
The former Powers Farm site is located north of Route 526 in
Jackson Township, Ocean County. The former Powers Farm is located
at the extreme southern edge of the 196-acre Hampshire Hills development.
During 1976, drummed and liquid wastes, including dry cleaning
solvents, paints, and oils, were dumped on a small portion of
the 35-acre Powers Farm. After the dumping was discovered, NJDEP,
Ocean County Health Department (OCHD), and Jackson Township Board
of Health (JBOH) worked together to remove the contaminated material.
The cleanup included the removal of liquid waste, numerous drums,
and almost 1,600 tons of soil. Several mounds of soil, which were
examined visually and appeared relatively clean, were stockpiled
and left on site at that time. This 1976 removal action was performed
to the satisfaction of the NJDEP, OCHD, and JBOH.
In 1985, it was determined that additional cleanup was required
at the site. To comply with NJDEP’s regulations, additional
soil cleanup was conducted at the site by Jackson Enterprises,
the then-current owner of Powers Farm. As part of the 1985 cleanup,
over 925 additional tons of soil were removed and disposed at
an out-of-state facility. At that time, it was also found that
ground water beneath the former dumping area had been contaminated.
In 1987, K-Land Corporation No. 11, subsequently K-Jackson, LLC
(K-Jackson), purchased the entire 196-acre Hampshire Hills property,
including the former 35 acre Powers Farm. K-Jackson retained an
environmental consultant, Sadat Associates, Inc., to help in testing
and cleaning up the soils in this area. KJackson offered to finish
the environmental cleanup needed to make the property safe for
its residential and commercial project, and entered into a Memorandum
of Agreement (MOA) with the NJDEP on October 21, 1994. Because
drinking water for the Hampshire Hills development was to be provided
by the Jackson Township Municipal Utilities Authority (JTMUA),
the ground water contamination did not negatively affect the development
In September 1999, K-Jackson began installing access roads and
utilities within Section 2, which included the area where the
dumping had occurred. While installing a storm water catch basin,
a small area of soils was found that exhibited an odor. Work in
this area ceased until K-Jackson notified the NJDEP, and the NJDEP
and the OCHD responded. An additional area of soils, located partly
beneath Piccadilly Drive, was excavated and disposed. Additional
groundwater monitoring wells were installed in the vicinity and
groundwater contaminant concentrations have been reduced several
orders of magnitude.
An unrestricted no further action (NFA) letter was prepared by
the NJDEP on September 3, 2002, for a portion of Section 2 and
Section 4. In addition, an unrestricted NFA was also was provided
by the NJDEP on February 25, 2003, for Sections 5, 6, and 7.
K-Jackson is required to investigate and remediate the ground
water and surface water.K-Jackson is also required to address
ecological assessment and potential vapor intrusion issues for
the future developed areas in Sections 2 and 3. An ecological
assessment of the Eastern and Western Streams may be required
to determine if there has been a detrimental impact to the surface
Please be advised that these cases labeled by OCR as inactive
may still be undergoing remedial activities but OCR has no involvement.
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