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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.
June 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. Design and implementation of the approved remedy is pending receipt of legal authorization to proceed from EPA.
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 completed the pre-design activities and submitted the Dump Site Pre-Design Investigation Evaluation Report to EPA on May 8, 2018, and received EPA approval on June 18, 2018. Sherwin-Williams is proceeding with the design documents required for remediation of the properties under this unit. Remediation activities are expected to begin this fall.
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. The next phase of residential remediation in Gibbsboro will begin in July 2018 and is expected to take approximately five months. 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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