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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.
 
December 2017 Update

Project Status
On July 27, 2017, EPA released the proposed plan for the remediation of the United States Avenue Burn Site. On September 29, 2017, EPA issued a final remedy in a Record of Decision. Design and implementation of the approved remedy is pending legal authorization from EPA to proceed with the remedial design and remedial action.
 
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 at the Route 561 Dump Site. Sherwin-Williams has completed the wetlands delineation and land surveys in preparation for the remedial design process. Sherwin-Williams is performing the pre-design sampling activities on the Dump Site properties. Once this work is complete, Sherwin-Williams will proceed with developing the remediation design and construction documents. Remediation is expected to begin in 2018.
 
The first group of residential properties was successfully remediated in 2016. Sherwin-Williams began the pre-design investigation work on the remaining residential properties following EPA’s approval of the work plan on August 31, 2017. Pre-design investigations were completed on the remaining residential properties in Gibbsboro and pre-design work is proceeding on the residential properties located in Voorhees. Remediation activities on the next group of properties are pending receipt of a fully executed Consent Decree from EPA authorizing remediation on 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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