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CP Chemicals Incorporated

EPA Identification Number: NJD002141950
Facility Location: 7 Arbor Street, Sewaren, New Jersey 07024 Link to the site map
Facility Contact Name: Edward Cacace, III, (201) 329-7300
EPA Contact Name: None
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager:

Ian R. Curtis, (609) 633-7232, ian.curtis@dep.state.nj.us

Last Updated: June 2009
Environmental Indicator Status: Human Exposures Under Control [PDF 68.51KB, 18 pp] has been verified.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control [PDF 99.32KB, 25 pp] has been verified.

Site Description

CP Chemicals was a specialty chemical manufacturing facility located at 7 Arbor Street, on 14 acres of land in Sewaren, New Jersey. The property abuts Woodbridge Creek, which drains into the Arthur Kill.

CP shut down all operations and has conducted site cleanup activities pursuant to an Administrative Consent Order (ACO) entered into between NJDEP and CP in March 1991. Ownership of the CP property was transferred to the Township of Woodbridge.  

Potential Threats and Contaminants

Soil and groundwater are contaminated due to the discharge of wastes and other hazardous substances during the management and disposal of raw materials, chemical products and wastes.  The contaminants of concern include various metal cyanides and heavy metals.

Cleanup Approach and Progress

CP completed a comprehensive site wide investigation. It then removed wastes, underground storage tanks, waste-containing drums, and open lagoon systems once used for containment and discharge of wastes. CP installed a permanent site wide cap and upgraded its storm water runoff and waste collection systems. CP also installed systems that collect contaminated groundwater and treat it, a groundwater cutoff wall, and a monitoring program to assess the effectiveness of the systems.  NJDEP has imposed a deed notice to restrict any uses of the property that might be a threat to human health or the environment from any residual contaminants left on the site.

CP will continue to operate the groundwater collection and the monitoring systems to ensure that the contaminated groundwater is under control. If deemed necessary, the groundwater collection systems will be modified, upgraded, or enhanced. NJDEP will limit the use of the on-site groundwater for as long as it remains contaminated.

Final Cleanup Status or Projection

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

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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