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RECORD NUMBER: 518 OF 615
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Price Landfill, NJ : second remedial action.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--New Jersey. ; Price Landfill (N.J.)|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Inorganic compounds ; Organic compounds ; New Jersey ; Price site ; EPA region ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; Liquid waste disposal ; Atlantic County(New Jersey) ; Pleasantville City(New Jersey)|
|Collation||157 p. : ill. ' 28 cm.|
Price Landfill (also known as 'Price's Landfill Number One' and 'Price's Pit') is a 26-acre site located in Egg Harbor Township and Pleasantville City, Atlantic County, NJ approximately six miles northwest of Atlantic City, NJ. The relatively flat site is located within the 11,600-acre watershed of Absecon Creek. Land use in the immediate area consists of residential properties, small business properties, sand and gravel excavations, and undeveloped rural lots. In 1969, the facility became a commercial solid waste landfill and in May 1971, began accepting a combination of both drummed and bulk liquid waste. Some liquid wastes were poured directly into the landfill from open tank truck spigots. Other waste was buried in 55-gallon drums, some of which were punctured or opened prior to disposal. An estimated 9.1 million gallons of chemical wastes were disposed of at the site. In 1980, residential wells in the area were found to be contaminated with volatile organic compounds, and the Atlantic County Health Department recommended that their use as a potable water supply be discontinued.
"September 29, 1986." "EPA/ROD/R02-86/035."