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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.
 
December 2018 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 submitted the draft remediation plans to EPA in October 2018 and received comments in late December. Sherwin-Williams is proceeding with the final design documents. Utility relocations and other pre-construction activities occurred through November and December. Remediation will take place throughout 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. In October 2018, Sherwin-Williams completed remediation activities on the second phase of residential properties located in Gibbsboro. Sherwin-Williams has completed the draft remediation plans and filed permit equivalency applications for the first group of residential properties in Voorhees. Pending EPA’s approval of the remedial design and receipt of permit equivalencies, remediation of these properties is expected to begin in Spring 2019.
 
The Remedial Investigation of the Former Manufacturing Plant (FMP) Soils is complete. Sherwin-Williams submitted the draft Feasibility Study (FS) for the FMP Soils in May 2018 and received comments from EPA in August 2018. In November, Sherwin-Williams provided EPA with additional technical information in support of the FS. A revised FS document is due to EPA on January 11, 2019. EPA will evaluate the FS and prepare a Proposed Plan for the remediation of the FMP Soils Unit.
 
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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