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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.

 

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 2019 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 has initiated remediation activities on certain commercial properties located on Route 561 in Gibbsboro and this work will continue through the summer and fall. Additional remediation activities along Route 561 and White Sand Branch are expected to begin in 2020.
 
EPA issued a Record of Decision for the Residential Properties adjacent to the Sites on September 30, 2015 and remediation activities began in 2016. Sherwin-Williams has completed remediation on a number of residential properties in Gibbsboro. Sherwin-Williams began remediation activities on six residential properties on Steven Drive in Voorhees in early April 2019. Remediation work on these properties is now complete and property restoration is currently underway. All work should be completed by late July or early August. Following completion of the Steven Drive properties, Sherwin-Williams will resume residential remediation activities on the remaining properties in Gibbsboro.
 
Extensive investigations and risk assessments have been performed at the Former Manufacturing Plant (FMP). Sherwin-Williams submitted the draft Feasibility Study (FS) for the FMP Soils in May 2018. Following receipt of comments from EPA, and the addition of expanded technical information, Sherwin-Williams submitted revised FS documents to EPA in early 2019. EPA is evaluating the FS and is expected to release a Proposed Remedial Action Plan for public comment by the end of 2019.
 
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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