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Remediation System Evaluation, Higgins Farm Superfund Site

The Higgins Farm Superfund Site is located in a rural portion of Franklin Township, Somerset County, New Jersey, approximately 4 miles northeast of Princeton, New Jersey. The site occupies approximately 75 acres southeast of New Jersey State Highway 518 and is largely used as pasture. Though used as a farm and pasture land, the Higgins Farm Site was at times also used for the disposal of hazardous wastes, including hazardous substances. In December 1985, the Franklin Township Health Department reported to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) that elevated levels of chlorobenzene existed in a potable well adjacent to the site.

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