united states avenue burn


The United States Avenue Burn Site is situated in the vicinity of United States Avenue in Gibbsboro, Camden County, New Jersey. The Site consists of three sources, the Burn Area, the Burn Landfill, and the Railroad Track, which are all currently vacant land. The White Sand Branch Stream and Haney (Honey) Run Brook, which ultimately feed Bridgewood Lake, flow through the Burn and Landfill Areas of the United States Avenue Burn Site. The confluence of White Sand Branch and Honey Run Brook flows beneath United States Avenue and into Bridgewood Lake, and subsequently, Hilliards Creek, also known as Millard Creek (hereinafter “Hilliards Creek”). Hilliards Creek flows through the Hilliards Creek Wildlife Refuge. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service Wetlands Inventory Maps indicate that sensitive ecosystems in and around these water bodies include: palustrine forest, palustrine emergent wetland, and palustrine scrub/shrub areas. The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Maps indicate that the 100-year flood plain encompasses the Site. All of the surface waters in the vicinity of the Site have been designated by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) as freshwater (FW-2). One potential designated use of FW-2 waterbodies is "public potable water supply after such treatment as required by law or regulation". The Burn and Landfill Areas of the United States Avenue Burn Site occupy approximately 11.52 acres. The Railroad Track Area of the United States Avenue Burn Site encompasses approximately 24,000 square feet centered around the abandoned railroad track. An estimated 4,465 people live within a one mile radius of the Site. The closest residence to the United States Avenue Burn Site is approximately 200 feet north of the site. The Burn Area portion of the United States Avenue Burn Site was previously used to dispose of paint wastes from a paint manufacturing facility (products included varnishes, lacquers, and paints, including dry colors, paste paints, and linseed oil liquid paints) and the burning of those wastes (at the Burn Area). The Burn Landfill portion of the Site was used for the storage of sludge from the former Sherwin-Williams Company paint manufacturing facility’s wastewater treatment system. The Railroad Track portion of the Site, which is currently an abandoned railroad line, was previously used to transport materials to and from the paint manufacturing facility. As cited earlier, White Sands Branch and Honey Run Brook feed into Bridgewood Lake. Bridgewood Lake is approximately 5 acres in size and has been sampled extensively. Site Responsibility: The site is currently being addressed through Federal action and potentially responsible party involvement.

Hazardous Ranking Score

50 / 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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Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


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