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NJDEP boosts Palmyra's former flea market site as viable location

13 Sep 2023 4:04 PM | Michael Lazo (Administrator)

By Alex Murphy, Burlington County News (NJ)

The township has dubbed the 182-acre plot of land next to Palmyra's Cove Nature Park "a ticking time bomb."

The site, which has frontage on Route 73, had at one time more than 300 unexploded military weapons known as ordnances. During World War II, the U.S. Army operated a testing range for anti-tank artillery on the property and associated operations extended onto surrounding properties.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) took notice, designating it a Brownfield Development Area, which the department defines as "a property whose expansion, redevelopment, or reuse may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant."

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