EPA Proposes Removal of Sayreville Landfill Site from Superfund List

Environmental Law


A municipal landfill that operated in the 1970s, the Sayreville Landfill Superfund Site, Sayreville, NJ, no longer causes a threat to human health and the environment. During its operation, the Sayreville Landfill accepted solid waste and industrial waste. In addition, during and after the landfill’s closure, hazardous wastes were also dumped at the Site causing contamination of the soil and groundwater with volatile organic compounds, toxic metals, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (“PAHs”). EPA listed the 30-acre landfill as a superfund site in 1983, and began remedial activities: removing over 30 drums, capping the site, and installing a storm water control system. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (“USEPA”) has conducted a review of the Site every five years, the first review completed in 2002. USEPA concluded that the cap continued to protect the public and the environment from any conditions at the Site and proposed to remove the site from the Superfund list. The public comment period will began on August 15, 2011 and will end on September 14, 2011.

For more information on Superfund sites and soil and groundwater contamination, please contact Miriam Villani or Jason Kaplan.

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