lone pine landfill

BURKE ROAD

The Lone Pine Landfill Superfund site consists of a 57-acre landfill on a 144-acre property, located adjacent to the Manasquan River in Freehold Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey. The landfill is bounded by the Manasquan River to the north, Burke Road to the east, a forested wetland to the west, and a leaf composting facility to the south. This location is rural to suburban and the closest residence is approximately 600 feet south of the landfill. A local sportsman's club and the Turkey Swamp Fish and Wildlife Management Area are approximately 1000 feet from the landfill. Additionally, a 700 acre municipal potable water supply reservoir is 16 miles downstream of the landfill, off of the Manasquan River. The landfill began operation in 1959 by the now defunct Lone Pine Corporation. Until it was closed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in 1979, the landfill accepted over 17,000 drums of chemical waste, municipal refuse, large volumes of septage, and millions of gallons of bulk liquid chemical wastes. In 1981, the landfill was ranked on EPA's Interim National Priorities List. In 1981 and 1982, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and NJDEP conducted initial studies to ascertain the potential threat to public health and the environment from the landfill. Excavation and sampling demonstrated the presence of leaking drums containing a variety of organic substances, heavy metals, and pesticides. Severe ground water contamination was also documented. In September 1983, the site was ranked on EPA's National Priorities List. Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through

Hazardous Ranking Score

66 / 100

A score of 28.5 or higher qualifies a site for the Superfund National Priority List.

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Region 2
Phone: (877) 251-4575

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Timeline

Discovery
Site Inspection
Preliminary Assessment
Final Listing On NPL
Removal

Contaminants & Health Effects

      Carcinogen
      Endocrine Disrupter
      Neurotoxic
      Sensitiser
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic
      VOC
      Mutagen

        Census

        White
        African American
        Asian
        American Indian and Alaska Native
        Native Hawaiian
        Other

        579

        People living
        within a 1 mile radius

        $103,482

        Average Income

        257

        Occupied homes

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