Construction Update

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

United States Avenue Burn Site Unit

Remediation and restoration activities related to the United States Avenue Burn Site in Gibbsboro are underway. A contractor staging area has been established on the Borough-owned property at 60 Berlin Road.

  • Remediation activities on the west side of United States Avenue along the historic Lucaston railroad tracks are complete and restoration activities are underway. The Gibbsboro multi-purpose Green Trail has been restored and is open to the public.
  • Remediation activities on the east side of United States Avenue are ongoing. The remediation and restoration work is expected to continue through the end of 2023.
  • Remediation activities immediately adjacent to United States Avenue will require the installation of steel sheet piles adjacent to the roadway between May 8 and May 19, 2023.  Periodic lane closures will be needed, and Gibbsboro Police will provide traffic support.

Perimeter air monitoring is being performed to ensure dust levels are within acceptable levels established under the perimeter air monitoring program approved by the USEPA.

Former Manufacturing Plant (FMP) Soils Unit

Sherwin-Williams is implementing the EPA-approved pre-design investigation to address soil and light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) contamination at the FMP. For more information on the FMP unit and remedy, visit the FMP Soils page.

  • The pre-design LNAPL field investigation, soil vapor extraction (SVE) pilot study, and bench-scale laboratory testing related to the planned bioremediation program are now substantially complete. The information gathered during the pre-design phase is being will be analyzed and will be incorporated into the final design of the LNAPL remediation program.
  • Additional pre-design investigations related to historic soil contamination in the FMP areas began in 2022 and will continue over the next few months.
  • The building located at the corner of Foster Avenue and United States Avenue, currently owned by Sherwin-Williams, will be demolished to facilitate investigation and remediation beneath the building foundation.  Asbestos abatement of the building will begin May 18th and continue for approximately one month. Demolition activities will follow.

Residential Properties Unit Update

Remediation and restoration activities are complete on all properties scheduled to be addressed under the Residential Properties unit.

  • Periodic inspection and maintenance of newly planted vegetation in regulated areas on completed properties will be performed for a period of 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.

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. Groundwater associated with this unit will be monitored for the next several years.

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.