Rutherford Landfill

Category: Existing/Potential Remediation SiteRutherford Landfill

Location: East and west of New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur in Rutherford, Bergen County.

Latitude/Longitude: 40.79880/-74.09220

Current Land Use: Passive open space; non-active, unremediated landfill

Size: 98 acres

Current Ownership: EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC.

Site Description: Site vegetated with Phragmites Australis and scattered trees. Closed to operations in the early 1970’s.

Existing Site-Specific Data Inventory

A. Survey, Maps, and GIS

HMD regional data exists inclusive of this site. Surveying and aerial mapping completed in 2000 and 2001. Aerial photographs shot in 2002.

B. Real Estate/Ownership

Owned by EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC. Ownership information provided in 1999 report.

C. Site History & Land Use

Background site information provided in 2001 report.

D. Biological Studies – Fauna

No data obtained.

E. Biological Studies – General Environmental

Existing conditions reported in 2001 and wetland delineation performed in 2002. A wetland jurisdictional determination performed in 2000.

F. Geotechnical

Geotechnical information provided in reports from 2000 – 2003.

G. Hydraulics and Hydrology

Prior groundwater and surface water studies summarized in 2003 report.

H. Water and Sediments

Prior groundwater, surface water and sediment studies summarized in 2003 report. Contaminant sampling conducted in 2000 and 2001.

I. Historical/Cultural Resources

No data obtained.

J. Restoration/Remediation Design Plans

Proposed closure plan presented in 1999. Wetland mitigation plan developed in 2001.

Site Reports

Site #50 – Rutherford Landfill

Category: Existing/Potential Remediation Site

Location: East and west of New Jersey Turnpike Western Spur in Rutherford, Bergen County.

Latitude/Longitude: 40.79880 / -74.09220

Current Land Use: Passive open space; non-active, unremediated landfill

Size: 98 acres

Current Ownership: EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC.

Site Description: Closed to operations in the early 1970’s.

Existing Site Specific Data Inventory

* – Report repeated under multiple data categories and/or sites.

A.  Survey, Maps, and GIS

Relevant survey, mapping, and GIS data for the Meadowlands can be found in the Meadowlands-wide site report under data category A.

1.      GEOD Surveying & Aerial Mapping, ALTA/ASCM Land Title Survey Block 220 – Lots 1-4. May 2001. [1a] Survey map at a scale of 1 inch = 100 feet.

2.      GEOD Surveying & Aerial Mapping, ALTA/ASCM Land Title Survey Block 220 – Lots 5. August 2000. [1a] Survey map at a scale of 1 inch = 100 feet.

3.      GEOD Surveying & Aerial Mapping, ALTA/ASCM Land Title Survey Block 220 – Lots 6 & 8. May 2001. [1a] Survey map at a scale of 1 inch = 100 feet.

4.      GEOD Surveying & Aerial Mapping, ALTA/ASCM Land Title Survey Block 220 – Lot 7, 9-12 & 15.01. May 2001. [1a] Survey map at a scale of 1 inch = 200 feet.

5.      GEOD Surveying & Aerial Mapping, ALTA/ASCM Land Title Survey Block 220 – Lots 14 & 15.03. May 2001. [1a] Survey map at a scale of 1 inch = 100 feet.

6.      GEOD Surveying & Aerial Mapping, ALTA/ASCM Land Title Survey Block 220 – Lot 15.02. May 2001. [1a] Survey map at a scale of 1 inch = 100 feet.

7.      *NJMC. Kucera Panochromatic Imagery for the Meadowlands. February 2002. Most recent aerial photographs of the Hackensack Meadowlands District.

B.   Real Estate/Ownership

Rutherford Landfill is owned by EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC.

8.      *HMDC. The HMDC Official Orphan Landfill Tour. January 1999. [2] Submitted to the USACE as part of permit application No. 93-00080 Volume VIII of XXV March 99. It includes specific site descriptions and proposed closure tasks and concerns for Malanka, Avon, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Erie, and Keegan Landfills.

9.      *Louis Berger & Associates, Inc. N.J. Turnpike Widening: Landfills Section of EIS. August 1988. [1] A brief overview of all the landfills that would be affected by the widening of the New Jersey Turnpike, which includes the Rutherford and Avon Landfills. Details affected environments and environmental consequences, in addition to site usage, ownership, and estimate of disruption for each specific landfill.

C.  Site History & Land Use

10.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Final Remedial Investigation Report: Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills September 2001. [2a] Background and site investigations were conducted to determine the following: past/present land uses, physical/chemical characteristics of fill used to construct current lands, contaminant presence and migration pathways, contaminant impacts to local environment, and preliminary information needed for remediation, design, and permitting.

D.  Biological Studies – Fauna

No data obtained.

E.   Biological Studies – General Environmental

11.  *Dru Associates. Wetland Delineation Report for the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Redevelopment Area: Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills. March 2002. [3] A wetland delineation was performed for the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Redevelopment Area, which includes the Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills. The report includes a topographic map showing the delineation boundaries and transect locations.

12.  *Louis Berger & Associates, Inc. N.J. Turnpike Widening: Landfills Section of EIS. August 1988. [1] A brief overview of all the landfills that would be affected by the widening of the New Jersey Turnpike, which includes the Rutherford and Avon Landfills. Details affected environments and environmental consequences, in addition to site usage, ownership, and estimate of disruption for each specific landfill.

13.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Final Wetlands Mitigation Plan for EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission: Brownfield Redevelopment Project. June 2001 (Revised May 2002). [1] Outlines the final wetland mitigation plan for Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills. The mitigation area is located in Berry’s Creek Marsh. The report provides a description of wetlands to be impacted at the three landfills, as well as a description of existing conditions of the mitigation site including topography, soils and surficial geology, hydrology, vegetation, fish and wildlife, and historic resources. The report also contains IVA assessments for both the existing wetlands and the proposed mitigation wetlands, a detailed wetlands mitigation plan, and maintenance and monitoring plan.

14.  *USACE. Jurisdictional Determination: EnCap Site/Northern Golf Course Resort Site (Application No. 2000-00381). 7/3/2000. [2] A jurisdictional determination was performed by the USACE in 2000 for the Lyndhurst, Rutherford, and Avon Landfills.

F.   Geotechnical

15.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Final Remedial Investigation Report: Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills September 2001. [1] Background and site investigations were conducted to determine the following: past/present land uses, physical/chemical characteristics of fill used to construct current lands, contaminant presence and migration pathways, contaminant impacts to local environment, and preliminary information needed for remediation, design, and permitting.

16.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Preliminary Assessment Report: Lyndhurst and Rutherford Redevelopment Area (Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills). March 2000. [1] Background research and site investigations were conducted at the Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills to identify the presence and extent of areas of concern associated with former landfill operations, as well as types and levels of contamination. Includes recommendations to fill existing data gaps necessary to implement a remediation plan, and ultimately develop these properties.

17.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Draft Geotechnical Engineering Feasibility Study: Vertical Development at the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills. July 2002. [1] A feasibility study to identify site-specific geotechnical considerations and evaluate foundation concepts for the proposed vertical development at the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills. Test boring, laboratory test data, and previous geotechnical investigations were reviewed. Contains construction plans for vertical development.

18.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Remedial Investigation Report, Remedial Action Selection Report, Remedial Action Work Plan, and Major Landfill Disruption Application. October 2003. [1] Summarizes prior remedial studies, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air quality investigations. The report details a remedial action plan, and discusses a remedial action package for the site.

G.  Hydraulics and Hydrology

19.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Remedial Investigation Report, Remedial Action Selection Report, Remedial Action Work Plan, and Major Landfill Disruption Application. October 2003. [1] Summarizes prior remedial studies, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air quality investigations. The report details a remedial action plan, and discusses a remedial action package for the site.

H.  Water and Sediments

20.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Final Remedial Investigation Report: Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills September 2001. [1] Background and site investigations were conducted to determine the following: past/present land uses, physical/chemical characteristics of fill used to construct current lands, contaminant presence and migration pathways, contaminant impacts to local environment, and preliminary information needed for remediation, design, and permitting.

21.  *L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc. Preliminary Assessment Report: Lyndhurst and Rutherford Redevelopment Area (Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills). March 2000. [1] Background research and site investigations were conducted at the Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills to identify the presence and extent of areas of concern associated with former landfill operations, as well as types and levels of contamination. Includes recommendations to fill existing data gaps necessary to implement a remediation plan, and ultimately develop these properties.

22.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Remedial Investigation Report, Remedial Action Selection Report, Remedial Action Work Plan, and Major Landfill Disruption Application. October 2003. [1] Summarizes prior remedial studies, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air quality investigations. The report details a remedial action plan, and discusses a remedial action package for the site.

I.    Historical/Cultural Resources

No data obtained.

J.   Restoration/Remediation Design Plans

23.  *HMDC. The HMDC Official Orphan Landfill Tour. January 1999. [2] Submitted to the USACE as part of permit application No. 93-00080 Volume VIII of XXV March 99. It includes specific site descriptions and proposed closure tasks and concerns for Malanka, Avon, Lyndhurst, Rutherford, Erie, and Keegan Landfills.

24.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Final Wetlands Mitigation Plan for EnCap Golf Holdings, LLC and the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission: Brownfield Redevelopment Project. June 2001 (Revised May 2002). [1] Outlines the final wetland mitigation plan for Lyndhurst, Avon, and Rutherford Landfills. The mitigation area is located in Berry’s Creek Marsh. The report provides a description of wetlands to be impacted at the three landfills, as well as a description of existing conditions of the mitigation site, including topography, soils and surficial geology, hydrology, vegetation, fish and wildlife, and historic resources. The report also contains IVA assessments for both the existing wetlands and the proposed mitigation wetlands, a detailed wetlands mitigation plan, and maintenance and monitoring plan.

25.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Draft Geotechnical Engineering Feasibility Study: Vertical Development at the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills. July 2002. [1] A feasibility study to identify site-specific geotechnical considerations and evaluate foundation concepts for the proposed vertical development at the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills. Test boring, laboratory test data, and previous geotechnical investigations were reviewed. Contains construction plans for vertical development.

26.  *Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Remedial Investigation Report, Remedial Action Selection Report, Remedial Action Work Plan, and Major Landfill Disruption Application. October 2003. [1] Summarizes prior remedial studies, including soil, groundwater, surface water, sediment, and air quality investigations. The report details a remedial action plan, and discusses a remedial action package for the site.

27.  Paulus, Sokolowski, and Sartor, LLC. Revised Remedial Action Workplan/Closure Plan and Major Landfill Disruption Application: Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills. April 2002. [1] Comprehensive description of the remediation plan for the Lyndhurst and Rutherford Landfills. Addresses the following: NJDEP permit conditions (dating from December 2001), property adjustments to the Lyndhurst project site, evaluation of the use of a processed dredge material cover system, use of a vertical hydraulic barrier, and proposed improvements to Viola Ditch.

K. Bibliographic Updates                   

Site #50: Rutherford Landfill