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Superfund Program Implements the Recovery Act

Monitor Devices, Inc.

Wall, New Jersey

Site Description

Monitor Devices, Inc., operated in a building of a privately-owned regional airport in Wall, Monmouth County, NJ. Industrial and commercial areas surround the site. The company made and assembled printed circuit boards from 1977-1981. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as trichloroethylene were used as solvents and cleaners in a variety of facility operations. The company’s waste water discharge caused ground water contamination. Two public water supply wells are two miles up gradient of the site. An industrial well is down gradient of the site.

Cleanup Activities to Date

EPA listed the site on the National Priorities List in 1986.  EPA has completed the design for the remedy to address the contaminated ground water, which includes enhanced in situ bioremediation of the VOC ground water plume and the placement of institutional controls until the ground water is cleaned up to drinking water standards.

Recovery Act Project Activity

EPA will use the $3 million in Recovery Act funds to start ground water cleanup activities. Mobilization for the initiation of construction activities occurred in Spring 2010.

FY2011 highlights include:

  • Recovery Act funds were 100% expended on the construction project. The project continues using other appropriated funds.

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