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International Flavors And Fragrances - Union Beach

Other (Former) Names of Site: None

EPA Identification Number: NJD002194843
Facility Location: 800 Rose Lane, Union Beach, New Jersey 07735

Link to the site map

Facility Contact: Brian Kiel, Manager of Environmental Affairs, (732) 203-8147
EPA Contact: None
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager: Kevin Psarianos, (609) 984-2990, kevin.psarianos@dep.state.nj.us
Last Updated: June 2009
Environmental Indicator Status:

Human Exposures Under Control [PDF 100.94 KB, 33 pp] has been verified.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control [PDF 115.06 KB, 33 pp] has been verified.

Site Description

International Flavors & Fragrances was located at 800 Rose Lane in Union Beach, New Jersey. International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) manufactured specialty organic flavors and fragrances at this site from 1951 until the plant closed in 1997. It is adjacent to the Raritan Bay. Operations were in a 41-acre fenced-in area within a 105-acre property owned by IFF. The facility had a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) permitted hazardous-waste tank and container storage units. Hazardous constituents were also handled in other areas, including lagoons, tanks, an incinerator and a railroad transfer area.

Potential Threats and Contaminants

In 1979, volatile organics were found to be moving from a fill in the northwestern part of the facility into Raritan Bay. Soil and wetland sediments were contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, as well as organic and inorganic constituents.

Cleanup Approach and Progress

The facility is being cleaned up by International Flavors & Fragrances under New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) oversight. A groundwater collector trench and slurry wall has been installed to prevent contaminated groundwater from flowing into Raritan Bay. Contaminated soil has been excavated or capped. A deed notice was issued for the property for hazardous constituents remaining at the site above standards for residential use.

Excavation and capping of contaminated soil at the site was completed. International Flavors & Fragrances will continue to conduct groundwater monitoring to assure that the migration of contaminated groundwater is controlled.

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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