Northeastern SSEHRI PFAS Contamination Site Tracker: Last updated 12/17/17.xlsx
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statestatestatestateContamination DetailsPFOA (ppt)PFOS (ppt)Other (ppt)Combined (ppt)TreatmentAlternate Water SupplyLocal GovernmentState GovernmentFederal GovernmentRegional Government RoleActivity at SiteResponse from (Potential) Responsible PartyLitigationBiomonitoring/Blood TestingReported/ Suspected Health ImpactsMedia AttentionCommunity ResponseCensus Data Region TypePopulation and Race (2010 Census Data)Income (per capita)Below Poverty LineCitation #'s
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New JerseyDeepwater (DuPont Chambers Works Facility)2006 and 2008DuPont TestingDuPont's testing of nine on-site and off-site monitoring wells surrounding its Chambers Works plant showed PFOA results ranging from 12 parts per trillion to 2,200 parts per trillion. The Site is now owed by Chemours, a DuPont spin off. Wilmington, Delaware's extremely high PFOS levels may be attributed to DuPont’s Chambers Work’s facility, located directly across the Delaware River where Chamber Works disposed of wastewater containing PFASs12 - 2200 pptN/AN/ADuPont agreed to voluntarily conduct sampling and provide treatment to private wells that exceed the EPA Provisional Health Advisory level of 400 ppt*. [as of 8/8/09], private wells within two miles of Dupont’s Chambers Works facility in Carneys Point Township, Salem County, were sampled and analyzed for PFOA. DuPont has agreed to voluntarily conduct sampling and to provide treatment to those private wells that exceed the USEPA Provisional Health Advisory level of 400 ppt. Because the Department does not have a promulgated drinking water standard or an interim specific ground water criterion for PFOA, the Department did not have regulatory authority to require DuPont to provide treatment to wells impacted by PFOA to 40ppt. *NJ now has a statewide safe level of 40 ppt. NJ proposed safe level of 14 pptCarneys Point, a town in Salem County, N.J., filed the lawsuit in New Jersey Superior Court. It alleges the Chambers Works site, where Teflon was manufactured, is polluted because of a toxic chemical used in the product's manufacturing. The town is asking the court to calculate the penalties due under the Industrial Site Recovery Act, which requires companies to clean up a site before it is sold or transferred. It has asked the court to award tens of thousands of dollars per day multiplied by the number of years the site produced toxic chemicals. Plaintiff attorneys calculated the total cost to be around $1.126 billion. A preliminary $8.3 million settlement was reached in 2011.USA Today article166, 167
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New JerseyNaval Weapons Station Earle, Colts NeckMedia report on 02/19/16… last year naval centers tested for PFCs.Voluntary testing (02/19/16-02/26/16) for anyone with well water within half mile radius of training center.Chemicals found in groundwater taken 14-19 feet underground on site. 1 well at or above NJ DEP Interim standard (PFOA) and 1 well at or above EPA PHA (PFOS)2.3 ppt1.7 pptPFNA: 2.4 ppt27 wells < EPA PHA and NJ DEP Interim standard 1 well above NJ DEP Interim Standard to receive "corrective action."Well owner above EPA PHA for PFOS receiving bottled water.All levels of government met with public to give residents the opportunity to learn about the testing process, results, and the future proceedings. NJ has a statewide safe level of 40 ppt. NJ proposed safe level of 14 pptSite remediation team members on site at Earle - made statements to news stations. Firefighting foam containing PFCs was used at the site at the Fire Training Center.N/AN/AN/ALittle media attention, but well known fact that firefighting foam contains PFOA.TownshipPopulation: 10,412; White (92.2%), Black (1.7%), Asian (4.6%), Other (.4%), Two or more races (1.2%), Hispanic or Latinx (3.5%)$67,6365.40%18, 19, 81
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New JerseyJoint Base McGuire-Dix-LakehurstContamination discovered in two back up wells in December 2016. Contamination discovered as part of military testing for PFASs effort.3/131 private wells showed levels of PFOS and PFOA. One home showed a level of 1392 ppt. Officals say that PFASs have affected groundwater, drinking water, and surface water. Two wells that serve the base have showed maximum levels of 215 ppt. 19/30 ponds showed levels ranging from 12.5- 8,830 ppt. The highest level was found in the base's underground water at 264,300 ppt.Break down of numbers unavailable.Break down of numbers unavailable.N/ABase groundwater: 264,300 ppt; Residential well: 1,392 ppt; Base wells: 215 ppt; Ponds: 12.5- 8,830 pptN/AThe three affected residential homes are being provided bottled water by the base. N/ANJ has a statewide safe level of 40 ppt. NJ proposed safe level of 14 pptTesting is part of a nationwide effor by the DoD to investigate PFC contamination on bases.N/AFirefighting foam containing PFCs was used at the base during exercises and to put out petroleum fires. The two back up wells were thought to be further contaminated by a high pumping rate over two weeks following a period of disuse.N/AN/AN/AMedia attention has picked up in March of 2017. The site is also receiving attention as it is part of a much wider incidence of military contamination.Census Designated Place (Base)Population: 3,710; White (69.1%), Black (16.2%), Native American (.5%), Asian (2.6%), Native Hawaiian and PAcific Islander (.7%), Other (3.8%), Two or more races (7.1%), Hispanic or Latinx (13.6%)$18,5173.40%81, 158, 159
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New JerseyMontclairTrace amounts of PFOA found in three municipal wells in 2015.NJDWSC spokesperson said testing of two reservoirs had "non-detectable" levels of PFOA in 2013.The three municipal wells were sampled twice in 2015. Results were 35 ppt, 44 ppt, 48 ppt, 42 ppt, 46 ppt, 42 ppt (PFOA).Three municipal wells (Glenfield, Rand, Lorraine): 35- 48 ppt.N/AN/AThree municipal wells (Glenfield, Rand, Lorraine): 35- 48 ppt.(PFOA)In-depth description of the water treatment processes, also states homeowners can buy filters to use to home. Montclair to run trial test of carbon filtration system at Glenfield well (08/15/16).N/AMontclair Water Bureau monitoring installation of carbon filtration system. DEP has made no recommendations to shut wells or filter water, NJ has a statewide safe level of 40 ppt. NJ proposed safe level of 14 ppt (09/23/16).Federal government had safe level of 70ppt.New Jersey District Water Supply Commission supplies 80% of water.N/AN/AN/AN/ANYT report fueled initial concerns, media attention heavy at first, has decreased since 02/2016.TownshipPopulation: 37,669; White (62.2%), Black (27.2%), Native American (.2%), Asian (3.8%), Other (2.2%), Two or more races (4.5%), Hispanic or Latinx (7.5%)$60,4276.60%52, 53, 54, 55, 81
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New JerseyPaulsboroFirst found in high levels in 2009.Watchdog group's review of state DEP data submitted by plastics manufacturer.2009 PFNA found at 96 ppt, 90 private wells tested last year by Solvay 450, 650, 1,500 ppt.90 private wells: 450- 1,500 ppt; Treatmant plant 2: 40- 53 ppt; Treatment plant 1: 42- 96 pptN/AWell #7: 96 ppt (PFNA).Numbers unavailable.N/A Solvay paid for drinking water from 01/2014- 11/2014.N/AState issued advisory warning residents against feeding children 1 and younger water from the tap (01/2014). Proposed health advisory of 14 ppt (09/23/16).N/A2014 Delaware Riverkeeper Network petitioned U.S. ATSDR to investigate, they agreed.Solvay Specialty Polymer and Arkema manufacturing plant. Lawsuit initiating the class action suit was filed on behalf of the borough by a handful of named plaintiffs including, Aaron Thomas and Shirley Johnston, $420,000 for residents and $1.42 million for blood tests. Three Paulsboro families have filed suit, represented by the Cedar and Williams, Cuker and Berezofsky law firms.Blood testing will be paid for by a plastics company in West Deptford.The Giovanni family used PFOA contaminated well (40 times the EPA PHA) for 11 years. They filed a notice of intent to sue the Navy, attributing a variety of illnesses to the contamination (6/14/16).Little media attention currently.BoroughPopulation: 6,097; White (54.5%), Black (36.7%), Native American (.3%), Asian (.7%), Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander (.1%), Other (2.3%), Two or more races (5.3%), Hispanic or Latinx (8.9%)$19,12833.70%60, 61, 62, 81, 99
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New JerseySouth OrangeNJ DEP notifies the Village of positive testing for PFOA week of 01/24/16. Raw ground water from South Orange well #17 had PFOA at 58 ppt.58 ppt is higher than NJ's DEP guideline of 40 ppt, but lower than EPA's PHA of 70 ppt, DEP is chronic/lifetime exposure, EPA short-term (01/24/16). Farrell Field Hydrant, South Mountail School, 324 Valley Street, 454 Valley Street, Seton Hall Campus positive for PFOA (04/07/16). Well #17- 75 ppt; Farrell Field Hydrant- 10 ppt; South Mountain School- 26 ppt; 324 Valley Street- 26 ppt; 454 Valley Street- 29 ppt; Seton Hall Campus- 32 pptN/AN/AWell #17- 75 ppt; Farrell Field Hydrant- 10 ppt; South Mountain School- 26 ppt; 324 Valley Street- 26 ppt; 454 Valley Street- 29 ppt; Seton Hall Campus- 32 pptWell is only 10% of water is distribution system, blended with other non-contaminated water before reaching consumers - air stripper (VOCs) for well #17 installed years ago.EOWC used since 1996, contact ended in 2014, new contract 01/1/17 with New Jersey American Water (NJAW).Village will conduct independent ongoing testing of the well, trustees are very involved with the proceedings and communicating with media.DEP Water Operations Department first alerted local officials about the levels.EPA required EOWC to do testing, also have been studying PFCs with DEP for the past 10 years.Two EOWC officials charged with manipulating water test results, also exceeded allowable level of PCE in drinking water, Seton Hall University asked to be kept informed of proceedings (02/2013). N/AN/AN/AN/AStarted with report of PFOAs in other municipalities - focus on South Orange, updates on their website.Village TownshipPopulation: 16,198; White (60.2%), Black (28.7%), Native American (.1%), Asian (5.2%), Other (1.8%), Two or more races (4.1%), Hispanic or Latinx (6.1%)$52,0208.50%75, 81
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