Waterbodies

The Waterbodies project unit includes Hilliards Creek and its floodplain from West Clementon Road in Gibbsboro to the inlet of Kirkwood Lake in Voorhees, as well as Silver Lake, Bridgewood Lake and Kirkwood Lake.

Over the course of the 125-year industrial history of the former manufacturing plant, certain metals, primarily lead and arsenic, were transported downstream resulting in contamination within the floodplain and lakes.

The Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study for the Waterbodies unit are complete. The feasibility study is currently going through a thorough review process, including review by EPA Region 2, the EPA Remedy Review Board, and EPA Headquarters. EPA is expected to release a Proposed Plan for Public Comment in the first half of 2021.

The Waterbodies Unit includes Silver Lake, shown above, as well as Bridgewood Lake and Kirkwood Lake. 

Hilliards Creek from West Clementon Road in Gibbsboro traveling west to the headwaters of Kirkwood Lake will be addressed under the Waterbodies Unit.