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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.

EPA's Proposed Plan for Former Manufacturing Plant

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released a proposed cleanup plan to address the Former Manufacturing Plant (FMP) and adjoining areas of the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund Site. Click here to view and download the Proposed Plan.

The EPA held a public meeting to explain the proposed plan and seek comments from the public Thursday, December 5, 2019. EPA will accept public comments on the plan until December 30, 2019.

Remedial Construction Update

News and information regarding remediation activities are available on the following pages:

Residential remediation updates, click here.

Route 561 Dump Site remediation updates, click here.


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 2019 Update

Project Status
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. On March 31, 2017, Sherwin-Williams received legal authorization from EPA to move forward with both the remedial design and remedial action. Sherwin-Williams has initiated remediation activities on certain commercial properties located on Route 561 in Gibbsboro. Remediation and restoration activities on the first two commercial properties are complete. Construction activities are underway on the eastern side of Route 561 and this work will continue through the winter into early spring 2020.
EPA issued a Record of Decision for the Residential Properties adjacent to the Sites on September 30, 2015 and remediation activities began in 2016. Remediation activities on six residential properties on Steven Drive in Voorhees are complete. Sherwin-Williams is currently performing remediation and restoration activities on the third phase of residential properties in Gibbsboro. Remediation activities on the first residential property in this phase are complete with preparations underway to remediate two additional properties in this phase.
Extensive investigations and risk assessments have been performed at the Former Manufacturing Plant (FMP). Sherwin-Williams completed a Feasibility Study (FS) for the FMP, to evaluate potential alternatives for addressing contaminated soils, as well as sediments in a portion of Hilliards Creek adjacent to the FMP. EPA is expected to release a Proposed Remedial Action Plan for the FMP for public comment in the near future. Once the Proposed Remedial Action Plan is released, it will be posted on EPA’s website and this website.
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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