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Chemical Waste Management of NJ

Other (Former) Names of Site: None

EPA Identification Number: NJD089216790
Facility Location: 100 Lister Avenue, Newark, New Jersey 07105
Link to the site map
Facility Contact: Glen Schultz, (215) 269-2100
EPA Contact: Alan Straus, (212) 637-4160, straus.alan@epa.gov
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager:

Timothy Bartle, (609) 984-2001, timothy.bartle@dep.state.nj.us

Last Updated: February 2014
Environmental Indicator Status Human Exposures Under Control: No status has been recorded.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control: No status has been recorded.

Site Description

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.

A plan to finish the remedial investigation was implemented, including additional sampling activities to delineate groundwater contamination that has migrated off-site and to delineate on-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.

Site Repository

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
Records Center
401 E. State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 777-3373
E-mail: records.custodian@dep.state.nj.us

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) makes available its public records through formal request under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).

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