Lone Pine Landfill Report, US Environmental Protection Agency, 1983

RECORD GROUP: Special Collections
SERIES: Lone Pine Landfill Evaluation Report
DATES: 1983
VOLUME: .5 cubic feet

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Adjoining the Manasquan River, the Lone Pine Landfill on Burke Road in Freehold Township was in operation, 1959-1979. This small collection consists of a three-volume report from 1983, prepared by Camp Dresser & Mckee Inc. for the Environmental Protection Agency on the state of the polluted site and alternatives for remediation.
Over the years, the landfill illegally accepted chemical wastes that leached into the surrounding groundwater aquifers, and the headwaters of the Manasquan River and Metedeconk River watersheds. An investigation into a chemical fire and explosion at the site in 1978, as well as disturbing reports of contamination caused the EPA and NJDEP to force the closure in 1979. It was designated a Superfund Site and placed on the Environmental Protection Agency’s priority list in 1983. According to the Environmental Protection Agency that year, “The 45-acre landfill is part of a 144-acre parcel owned by the Lone Pine Corporation. Along with municipal refuse and septage wastes, at least 17,000 drums and several million gallons of bulk liquid chemical wastes were disposed of in the landfill. The nature of these disposed materials is largely unknown. The site’s long-term remedy is in place. Operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.”
This small collection consists of a report in three volumes, prepared by Camp Dresser & McKee for the Environmental Protection Agency in New York City. The report is entitled, “Draft Feasibility Study. Evaluation of Remedial Action Alternatives. Lone Pine Landfill, New Jersey, Work Assignment Z-1-17, under Contract No. 68-03-1612, June 1983.”
This series is open to researchers.
These records are available in the Archives.
Monmouth County Archives
125 Symmes Drive
Manalapan, NJ 07726
Phone: 732-308-3771
Documents in this collection were transferred by Beth Miller at the Government Documents Repository, located at the Eastern Branch of the Monmouth County Library, in 2014 (Accession #2014-01).
This finding aid was created by Mary Hussey, March 2018.