kin-buc landfill


The 220-acre Kin-Buc Landfill site is an inactive landfill that operated from the late 1940s to 1976. From 1971 to 1976, the site was a State-approved landfill for industrial and municipal wastes, both solid and liquid. The site accepted hazardous waste during this period, until the State revoked its permit in 1976 because of violations of several environmental statutes. An estimated 70 million gallons of liquid wastes, including 3 million gallons of oily waste, and over 1 million tons of solid waste, were disposed of between 1973 and 1976. The Kin-Buc site includes two major mounds (Kin-Buc I and Kin-Buc II) and one minor mound (Mound B). Site activities included burying and compacting contained wastes in Kin-Buc II and discharging hazardous liquid wastes into bulldozed pits at the top of Kin-Buc I. Three pits of black, oily leachate, designated Pits A, B, and C were previously located at an edge of Kin-Buc I. Adjacent to the pits was an impoundment referred to as Pool C. Oil, heavily laden with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), accumulated in Pool C and then discharged into Edmonds Creek, a tributary of the Raritan River. The pond also held leachate that contained chlorinated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are believed to have come from the landfill. The Edison Township Municipal Landfill lies 600 feet to the south of the site. There is a refuse-filled low-lying area between Kin-Buc I and the Edison Landfill. The Site is located in a wetlands area adjacent to the Raritan River. Historically, aqueous and oily leachate seeped from the landfill into adjoining wetlands, contaminating the wetlands with PCBs. The Site was listed on EPA’s National Priorities List in 1983, and is a PRP-lead site. There are 3,000 people living within 3 miles of the site. Site Responsibility: This site has been addressed through Federal and potentially responsible party actions.

Hazardous Ranking Score

51 / 100

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

Regional Contact

Region 2
Phone: (877) 251-4575

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Site Inspection
Preliminary Assessment
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Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


        African American
        American Indian and Alaska Native
        Native Hawaiian


        People living
        within a 1 mile radius


        Average Income


        Occupied homes

        Potentially Responsible Parties

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