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Bridgeport Disposal, LLC

Other (Former) Names of Site - Safety-Kleen Bridgeport , Rollins Environmental Services, Rollins and Laidlaw Environmental Services

EPA Identification Number: NJD053288239
Facility Location: US Route 322 & I 295, Bridgeport, New Jersey 07036
Link to the site map
Facility Contact: Keith Michels (609) 467-3100
EPA Contact: Clifford Ng, (212) 637-4113, ng.clifford@epa.gov
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager: Robert Hayton, (609) 633-0744
Last Updated: August 2003
Environmental Indicator Status: Human Exposures Under Controlhas been verified.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control has been verified.

Site Description

The Bridgeport Disposal, LLC, formerly known as Safety Kleen Bridgeport Incorporated facility, is located on US Route 322 & I 295 in Bridgeport, New Jersey. This site consists of approximately 600 acres; however, the operational portion occupies only 78 acres.

The facility was built as a commercial hazardous-waste treatment, storage and disposal facility. Several operations are used at the site to manage industrial process wastes. These operations included incineration, biological, physical and chemical treatment, and landfilling. The facility ceased operation in May 2001 and is in the process of closing and cleaning up the site.

Potential Threats and Contaminants

Contamination occurred from leaks in basins that were used to provide biological breakdown of organic wastes, as well as from discharges to Racoon Creek from the on-site lagoons. A fire and explosion that occurred in the facility's tank farm area also released various organic contaminants and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) into the ground. The contaminants in the soil and groundwater include both organics and metals.

Cleanup Approach and Progress

Contaminated soils from the former basins and lagoons have been excavated, treated, and placed in a special unit that was constructed specifically to contain waste from on-site cleanups. Before soils are disposed of in this unit, they are treated to reduce the levels of contamination. Contaminated groundwater is being pumped out of the ground and the contaminants are then evaporated off and collected. After treatment, the groundwater is discharged into Racoon Creek under a New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) permit.

EPA is currently modifying facility's Consent Order to select the site-wide cleanup approach. The cleanup approach for the contaminated soil will include excavation, treatment and disposal. The cleanup approach for the contaminated groundwater will include groundwater extraction and long-term groundwater monitoring to keep contaminants from migrating further. The cleanup will also include covering areas where excavation is not possible. An ecological risk assessment will be conducted in the marsh area to evaluate the impact of the site activity. The land use and groundwater use at the site and surrounding area will be restricted where contamination exceeds residential standards.

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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