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Lipari Superfund Site Long-Term Response Action

Location: Mantua Township, NJ


Project Highlights: 

EPA added the Lipari Landfill site to the Superfund National Priorities List on September 1, 1983 because hazardous chemicals were found in the soil and groundwater. The groundwater, surface water, soil and sediments at the site were contaminated with heavy metals volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs). The air at the site was also contaminated with vapors from the VOCs. Cabrera is responsible for the operation, maintenance, monitoring and management of the Lipari Treatment Systems on the basis of seven days a week, 24-hours per day. The treatment facility operates within the limits of the following New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) environmental permit equivalents: NJDEP Lab Certification for pH; three Air Pollution Control Permits; Water Allocation Permit; as well as the Gloucester County Utilities Authority Industrial Discharge Permit.


Cabrera maintained performance and attainment of effluent quality requirements and adjusts the pH of groundwater as needed to maintain discharge compliance. We also maintained performance of the soil vapor extraction system and treating utilizing a thermal oxidizer unit. Cabrera coordinated all safety, maintenance, subcontractor and laboratory activities with the operations activities and provides on-the-job training program and off-site training for all site personnel. To replace aging infrastructure, Cabrera developed and designed an alternate treatment system utilizing unused equipment already on-site with minimal pipe and pH adjustment for a low-cost solution.

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