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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 is 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.
March 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 will begin remediation activities on certain commercial properties located on Route 561 in Gibbsboro on or about April 1, 2019. The work along Route 561 will continue through the summer and fall. Additional remediation activities along White Sand Branch are expected to begin in late 2019 or early 2020.
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 will begin remediation activities on certain residential properties on Steven Drive in Voorhees on or about April 1, 2019. The work will continue through the spring and summer.
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. Following receipt of comments from EPA, and the addition of expanded technical information, Sherwin-Williams submitted a revised FS document to EPA on January 11, 2019. EPA is evaluating the FS and will prepare a Proposed Plan for the remediation of the FMP Soils Unit. EPA will release the Proposed Plan for public comment prior to finalizing a Record of Decision.
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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