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NPL Site Narrative for CPS/Madison Industries

Old Bridge Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The CPS/Madison Industries Site covers 35 acres in Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Since 1967, these companies have repeatedly dumped and discharged chemicals into the public sewer system, as well as onto their respective properties. The State estimates that about 400 tons of hazardous wastes have been dumped, including organic chemicals (for example, benzene, carbon tetrachloride, bromoform, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, and methylene chloride) and heavy metals (for example, cadmium and lead). Both surface water and ground water are contaminated.

Through a Middlesex County Superior court decision (October 15, 1981), the State has begun the process of remedying the surface water and ground water problems associated with this site. The court order directs the two companies to reimburse the State for costs it incurs for site cleanup or containment.

Status (July 1983): The State continues to work on the cleanup.

For more information about the hazardous substances identified in this narrative summary, including general information regarding the effects of exposure to these substances on human health, please see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs. ATSDR ToxFAQs can be found on the Internet at ATSDR - ToxFAQs (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp) or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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