Remediation Moorestown, New Jersey

Moorestown, New Jersey

Moorestown, New Jersey
Moorestown, New Jersey

History

The facility located at 199 Borton Landing Road in Moorestown, New Jersey opened in 1954.

  • Originally a vegetable farm, the land was purchased and converted into a manufacturing site by RCA, which later became part of General Electric Company (GE).
  • In 1993, Martin Marietta, a predecessor to Lockheed Martin, purchased the facility from GE.
  • During its history, the site used chlorine-based solvent chemicals in metal parts cleaning operations. The site also stored fuel oil in underground storage tanks to feed the boilers.
  • In 1987, when the site was acquired by GE from RCA, traces of the chlorine-based chemical solvents and fuel oil were found on-site in the soil and groundwater.
  • Immediately upon discovery, a plan to mitigate the impact of those constituents to soil and groundwater was developed in coordination with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

Clean - Up

Sampling conducted under the direction of NJDEP over the next two years identified 15 areas of concern (AOCS) at the site, six of which did not require further action.

  • A clean-up plan was submitted to the NJDEP and approved in 1992.
  • In 1994, treatment systems were installed to mitigate constituents in the on-site soil and groundwater.
  • Because of recent studies of the potential for vapor intrusion (the potential for volatile organic compounds in groundwater to affect the quality of indoor air) to occur under certain circumstances, Lockheed Martin expanded its remediation efforts in 2007 to include vapor-intrusion testing in cooperation with the NJDEP.

Today

Lockheed Martin continues to evaluate the environmental conditions at the site to ensure that impacts from groundwater are promptly mitigated.

See the Moorestown Fact Sheet June 2017 for more information.

Documents

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Timeline

1954 - The facility located at 199 Borton Landing Road in Moorestown, NJ was opened by GE

1975 - Existing fuel oil storage tanks were closed

1986 - The site installed two new tanks made of double-walled fiberglass with leak sensors

1987 - Traces of the chlorine-based chemical solvents and fuel oil were found on-site in the soil and groundwater

1992 - A clean-up plan was submitted to the NJDEP and approved

1993 - Martin Marietta, a predecessor to Lockheed Martin, purchased the facility from GE

1994 - Treatment systems were installed to mitigate constituents in the on-site soil and groundwater

1995 - The perimeter remediation system has been starts actively removing TCE and other constituents from shallow groundwater

March 2002 - NJDEP approved and established a groundwater Classification Exception Area (CEA) and Well Restriction Area (WRA) for the onsite and offsite groundwater impacts

2007 - Lockheed Martin expanded its remediation efforts to include vapor-intrusion testing

2030 - The CEA and WRA are expected to end