EPA plans $14M clean up of Sherwin-Williams’ toxic legacy in 2 NJ towns

Neighbors of a Superfund site that long housed Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing activities are in line for a $14 million cleanup, under a plan just announced by federal authorities.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a Proposed Plan to clean up contaminated soil and groundwater beneath the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek manufacturing site in Gibbsboro and Voorhees, NJ.

Since the facility closed, contaminated soils and sediments have migrated onto grounds that now hold residential properties, state and federal authorities report.

The initial work will involve remediation on about 33 homes in the area, the EPA said.

The soil will be excavated and disposed of at licensed facilities. The excavations will then be backfilled, replanted and restored.

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