RR 1, SIEGTOWN ROAD
The Williams Property site is located in a rural/residential area of Swainton, Middle Township, Cape May County, New Jersey. The Site, an abandoned hazardous waste dump, encompasses approximately 10 acres. In August 1979, several hundred drums of liquid hazardous wastes were emptied onto the ground adjacent to the Williams residence. As a result, the soil and ground water were contaminated with high concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The Williams' residential well was found to be contaminated and has been closed since 1985. The Williams house itself was condemned by the county health department following a fire in January of 1990. The remaining residences along Sigetown Road have been provided with municipal water. The private wells at these homes are no longer in use. Surface water bodies in the vicinity are used for recreation, and more than 60 people depend on ground water for drinking supplies. Municipal and private wells servicing about 4,900 people lie within 3 miles of the site. Ground water is also used for crop irrigation. Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through a combination of Federal and State actions.
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