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Welcome      

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.

Remedial Construction Update

For news and information regarding remediation activities, please visit our Progress page.

 

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.
 
September 2018 Update

Project Status
On September 29, 2017, EPA issued a Record of Decision for the remediation of the United States Avenue Burn Site in Gibbsboro. Sherwin-Williams is awaiting legal authorization from EPA to proceed with design activities.
 
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 will begin utility relocation and other remediation construction activities this fall. Remediation will continue through 2019.
 
The first group of residential properties was successfully remediated in 2016. In May 2018, Sherwin-Williams received legal authorization from EPA to perform remediation activities on the remaining residential properties. Remediation activities are occurring this fall on certain residential parcels in Gibbsboro. In addition, Sherwin-Williams continues to perform the necessary pre-design, design and permitting activities for the residential properties located in Voorhees.
 
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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