Construction Update

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

Sherwin-Williams contractor is performing the EPA-approved scopes of work with oversight by the Army Corps of Engineers acting as EPA’s on-site representative. Work hours are from 7:00am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday. Occasionally work is performed on Saturdays.

Excavated soils and sediments are being transported offsite to an EPA-approved landfill. Perimeter air monitoring is performed during excavation and trucking operations and soil handling areas on all properties to verify that dust levels are within acceptable levels established under the perimeter air monitoring program approved by the EPA. Vibration monitoring is performed to confirm that construction activities are within acceptable practices.

Residential Properties Unit Update

As of: September 20, 2021

Voorhees Work Area

Remediation and restoration activities are substantially complete on all but two residential properties along Kirkwood Lake. The remaining two properties will be remediated once final arrangements can be made with the property owners.

Periodic 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 permits.

Equipment and materials staged at the construction support area located at 1219 Gibbsboro-Kirkwood Road will be removed until construction activities resume.

Route 561 Dump Site Unit Update

As of: September 20, 2021

Remediation and restoration activities on all properties associated with the Route 561 Dump Site unit are substantially complete. The small section of the bike path accessible from Berlin Road is expected to be reopened for public use by the end of September.

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 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.

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.