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This website serves as a source of news and information for the residents of Gibbsboro, Voorhees, and surrounding communities related to The Sherwin-Williams Company (Sherwin-Williams) sites in Camden County, New Jersey. This website contains information regarding the history, current status, and recent progress at the Route 561 Dump Site, the United States Avenue Burn Site, and the Sherwin-Williams/ Hilliards Creek Site, and associated properties. Our Resources section includes site-related documents, a glossary of commonly used terms, and photos of ongoing site work. We hope you will visit this website often to learn more about Sherwin-Williams’ commitment to moving the site remediation process forward.

Guiding Principles

Sherwin-Williams is working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure the remedy selection and implementation process accomplishes these key objectives:

  • To implement a remediation program that is protective of human health and the environment as quickly as the process allows;
  • To address EPA’s criteria for remedy selection, including both short-term and long-term effectiveness and permanence of the cleanup;
  • To comply with applicable laws and regulations;
  • To be respectful of community concerns and stakeholder input.
October 2017 Update

Project Status
On October 3, 2017, EPA released its final plan to remediate the United States Avenue Burn Site in Gibbsboro. A copy of EPA’s Record of Decision (ROD) is available here.
On September 26, 2016, EPA released its remedy decision for the remediation of the Route 561 Dump Site. A copy of EPA’s Decision Document is here. The document can also be found on the EPA’s website at https://semspub.epa.gov/work/02/393183.pdf. On March 31, 2017, Sherwin-Williams received legal authorization from EPA to move forward with both the remedial design and remedial action at the Route 561 Dump Site. The Sherwin-Williams team has performed the wetlands delineation and property surveys necessary to prepare the remedial design documents. Sherwin-Williams received approval from EPA to proceed with the pre-design sampling necessary to develop the remediation design and construction documents. Soil sampling activities will occur this fall.
Remediation and restoration activities on the first group of Residential Properties are complete. Property and wetlands surveys have been completed for the remaining residential properties. On August 31, 2017 Sherwin-Williams received approval from EPA to proceed with the pre-design sampling work plan for the remaining residential properties. Soil sampling activities will continue through fall 2017. Remediation activities on the next group of properties are pending receipt of a Consent Decree from EPA addressing the remaining residential properties.
Progress continues on the other three units at the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Site. A summary of all recent progress can be found on the Progress page.

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