DuPont Imaging Department
|EPA Identification Number:||NJD002444024|
|Facility Location:||500 Cheesequake Road, Parlin, New Jersey 08859|
|Facility Contact:||Albert Boettler, (302) 892-0647|
|EPA Contact:||Alan Straus, (212) 637-4160, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager:||Erica Bergman, (609) 292-7406, email@example.com|
|Last Updated:||June 2009|
|Environmental Indicator Status||Human Exposures Under Control [PDF 39.9 KB, 9
pp]has been verified.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control: More information is needed to make a determination.
DuPont has owned and operated a chemical manufacturing plant on Cheesequake Road in Parlin, New Jersey, since 1904. DuPont manufactured a variety of products at the plant including, photographic films, automotive paints, pigments, adhesives, thinners, finishes and related specialty products.
The 220-acre facility has modified its operations and, since 1991, has manufactured Cyrel flexographic printing plates used for the printing industry, Teflon nonstick coatings for cookware and electronic resins for the computer industry. DuPont used to store hazardous waste in containers, but the containers were removed and the area was clean closed.
Potential Threats and Contaminants
The groundwater at the DuPont facility is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) such as benzene, trichloroethene, 1, 2-dichloroethane and vinyl chloride. The VOCs have been detected in the shallow and deeper groundwater beneath the site, as well as at off-site deeper groundwater locations.
Cleanup Approach and Progress
The property is being cleaned up under the NJDEP Site Remediation Program through a voluntary cleanup agreement between DuPont and NJDEP. Several phases of environmental investigation have been conducted at the facility since the 1980s. DuPont has removed areas of soil contamination and donated a portion of the property to the Borough of Sayreville for green space.
DuPont completed two bioventing interim remedial measures to address sources of volatile organic compounds in groundwater, and installed a system to pump and treat contaminated groundwater. The treated groundwater is discharged through a publically-owned treatment works. DuPont is also monitoring the groundwater to assess the effectiveness of the pump and treat system.
DuPont is investigating the extent of off-site groundwater contamination, and is designing modifications to the on-site pump and treat system for more efficient and effective containment of impacted groundwater beneath the site. DuPont will continue investigation and evaluation of contamination related to site operations. Any areas found to be significantly contaminated will be cleaned up, 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