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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.

 

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.

   

COVID-19 Update

Following an EPA-requested “pause” in remediation activities earlier this spring, the Sherwin-Williams remediation team is back in the field and conducting both investigation and remediation activities. In light of the COVID-19 situation, the Sherwin-Williams project team has taken extra precautions such as additional hand washing stations, maximizing distancing whenever possible, and wearing of face coverings when distancing is not practical. The field office is currently closed to visitors. The technical staff continues to work on remediation designs and other tasks remotely and is working diligently to keep the project moving 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 2020 Updates

Project Status
EPA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for the Residential Properties unit on September 30, 2015 and remediation activities began in 2016. Remediation and restoration activities on 23 residential properties located in Gibbsboro and Voorhees are complete and restoration will continue on three additional properties into early 2021. Remediation and restoration work on additional residential properties along Kirkwood Lake in Voorhees will occur throughout 2021.
On September 26, 2016, EPA released its remedy decision for the remediation of the Route 561 Dump Site in Gibbsboro. Remediation activities are completed on commercial and open space properties along Route 561 in Gibbsboro and restoration is nearing completion. Remediation of areas along White Sand Branch west of Route 561 extending to Berlin Road will begin in early January 2021. Activities along White Sand Branch in Gibbsboro will continue through 2021.
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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