Construction Update

The Sherwin-Williams project team is implementing the EPA-selected remedies for the Residential Properties, Route 561 Dump Site, and United States Avenue Burn Site units located in Gibbsboro and Voorhees.

Residential Properties Unit Update

As of: November 19, 2021

Remediation activities are underway on two residential properties along Kirkwood Lake in Voorhees. Pre-construction activities, including tree clearing and installation of soil erosion control measures, are complete and soil excavation activities began in early November. Work will continue on these properties through the end of 2021 and into early 2022.

Equipment and materials necessary for these properties are being staged at the construction support area located at 1219 Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road.

Two additional residential properties, located in Gibbsboro, also require remediation. Sherwin-Williams is working with EPA to determine the most appropriate timing for work on these two properties.

Periodic inspection and maintenance of newly planted vegetation in regulated areas on completed properties will be performed over the next five years as required under the New Jersey DEP land use permits.

Route 561 Dump Site Unit

Remediation and restoration activities on all properties associated with the Route 561 Dump Site unit are complete. The staging area at 60 Berlin Road will continue to be used to store materials and equipment in preparation for remediation on the United States Avenue Burn Site in 2022.

Periodic inspection and maintenance of newly planted vegetation in regulated areas will be performed over the next five years as required under the New Jersey DEP land use permit.

United States Avenue Burn Site Unit

Remediation and restoration activities related to the United States Avenue Burn Site in Gibbsboro are expected to begin in late Spring 2022. USEPA is currently reviewing design documents and Sherwin-Williams is preparing for construction activities to begin next year.

Contaminated soils are excavated, stabilized as needed, and trucked off-site to an EPA-approved landfill.

Excavation areas are backfilled and returned to pre-construction topography.