Chemical Waste Management of NJ
Other (Former) Names of Site: None
|EPA Identification Number:||NJD089216790|
|Facility Location:||100 Lister Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07105|
|Facility Contact:||Glen Schultz, (215) 269-2100|
|EPA Contact:||Alan Straus, (212) 637-4160, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager:||
Timothy Bartle, (609) 984-2001, email@example.com
|Last Updated:||January 2013|
|Environmental Indicator Status||Human Exposures Under Control: No status has been recorded.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control: No status has been recorded.
Chemical Waste Management of NJ is located at 100 Lister Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. This section of Newark has been industrial since the late 1800s when the marshlands of the Passaic River were filled in with a mixture of coal ash, construction debris and soil fill. The site is bounded by Lister Avenue to the south. The Passaic River is located approximately 500 feet to the north.
The property was operated by oil and chemical companies through the 1900s, with SCA Chemical Services Company assuming operation in 1977, and Chemical Waste Management of NJ in 1984. CWM of NJ used to store hazardous waste in containers and tanks at the facility, but the containers and tanks were removed. SC Holdings, Inc. is the current owner of the site and is the successor to Chemical Waste Management of NJ and Chemical Waste Management, Inc.
Potential Threats and Contaminants
The shallow and deeper groundwater at the Chemical Waste Management of NJ facility is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as chlorobenzene, benzene, tetrachloroethylene and trichloroethene, semi volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), pesticides and metals. Soil is contaminated with VOCs, SVOCs, pesticides and arsenic.
Cleanup Approach and Progress
The property is being cleaned up under the NJDEP Site Remediation Program through an Administrative Consent Order entered into by Chemical Waste Management of NJ with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in 1992. Several phases of environmental investigation have been conducted at the facility since 1993.
Investigation activities recently completed included the installation of three off-site groundwater monitoring wells, additional rounds of groundwater sampling, refinement of groundwater elevation and flow direction, and development of a plan to finish the remedial investigation. Additional sampling activities are is planned to delineate the depth of on-site groundwater contamination, groundwater contamination that has migrated off-site and off-site soil contamination. An on-site and off-site vapor intrusion evaluation is underway. A plan will be developed to clean up the site contamination with engineering and institutional controls, as appropriate. NJDEP requires a deed notice for site contamination to restrict uses of the property. NJDEP also imposes restrictions on the use of groundwater for as long as it remains contaminated.
Copies of supporting technical documents and correspondence cited in the site fact sheet are available for public review at the following location:
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste
401 E. State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 777-3373