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Superfund Sites in Reuse in New Jersey

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American Cyanamid Co. Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse

Minor league baseball park now at the siteAmerican Cyanamid Co.The American Cyanamid Superfund site is located in Bridgewater Township, New Jersey. Many chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturers operated on site for over 80 years. Improper waste storage and disposal contaminated surrounding soil and groundwater. In 1983, EPA added the 575-acre area to the National Priorities List (NPL). In 1996, EPA selected a remedy for the 140-acre portion of the site known as the Hill Property. The remedy called for no further action with groundwater monitoring. EPA took this portion of the site off the NPL in December 1998 after ensuring that it posed no current or future risks to human health and the environment. EPA and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection supported community efforts to develop the Bridgewater Promenade. This multi-use commercial complex provides retail, hotel and office space on site. A 6,300-seat minor league baseball stadium also opened on site in 1999.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 28 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 1,470 people and generated an estimated $327,677,250 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Asbestos Dump Capped Site Reuse

Emergent wetlands, streams and ponds at the siteAsbestos DumpThe Asbestos Dump Superfund site consists of an 11-acre property in Millington, New Jersey, and three separate satellite sites – the 12-acre White Bridge Road site, the 30-acre New Vernon Road site and the 7-acre Dietzman Tract site, which is located in the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge (GSNWR). From 1927 to 1975, an asbestos products manufacturing plant operated at the Millington site. Owners disposed of asbestos waste materials at the four site locations. EPA added the entire site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. To clean up the Dietzman Tract, which is owned by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), DOI removed piles of asbestos, buried drums and lead-contaminated soils. DOI solidified and stabilized asbestos-containing materials in the ground and covered the area with a soil cap. DOI regularly inspects the cap and monitors groundwater, surface water and sediments. Asbestos-containing materials were capped on site at the Millington property and solidified and capped at the White Bridge Road and New Vernon Road properties. NJDEP is currently conducting operations and maintenance activities for the Millington, White Bridge Road and New Vernon Road sites. EPA took the White Bridge Road site off the NPL in 2002 and took the remaining sites off the NPL in 2010. A residential property and horse farm are now located on the White Bridge Road site. In 2002, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acquired a 25-acre portion of the New Vernon Road site, which is now part of the GSNWR. Four large commercial buildings, currently used for office space, are now located on the Millington property.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 20 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 89 people and generated an estimated $12,626,968 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Bog Creek Farm Athletic Fields Reuse

The Bog Creek Farm siteBog Creek FarmThe Bog Creek Farm Superfund site covers a 4-acre area on a 12-acre former farm in Howell Township, New Jersey. Between 1973 and 1974, the property owner dumped toxic material on the property, which contaminated the groundwater, sediment and soil. Site investigations in the early 1980s found volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in on-site groundwater and surface water; VOCs, phthalates, and pesticides in site sediments; and VOCs, pesticides and heavy metals in site soil. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. In 1984, the site owner removed contaminated materials and, in 1989 and 1990, EPA removed and burned contaminated materials from the soil and capped and reseeded the cleaned up area. To clean the groundwater, EPA constructed a slurry wall and installed a groundwater treatment system that operated for ten years. In 2004 and 2005, EPA removed and disposed of more contaminated soil. In 2011, EPA installed a small, automated treatment plant to address ongoing groundwater contamination. A 181-acre tract of land covered with wetlands sits next to the site. EPA determined that this 181-acre acre, originally part of the site, did not endanger human health of the environment. After receiving this property as a donation, Howell Township worked to develop portions as athletic fields. EPA worked closely with the Township to complete soil removal efforts and demolition work on this area so it would be ready to redevelop as athletic fields for a public park.
Last updated August 2015

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Brick Township Landfill Alternative Energy Reuse Capped Site Reuse Core Infrastructure Reuse

Solar panels at the siteBrick Township LandfillThe Brick Township Landfill Superfund site is located in Brick Township, New Jersey. The landfill is on a 42-acre parcel and operated for more than 30 years, accepting sewage, solids, bulk liquids and other wastes. Brick Township acquired the site property in 1973 and continued landfill operations until its closure in 1979. Years of dumping resulted in contaminated groundwater and soil. About 58,000 people live within three miles of the site, and groundwater is the source of public and private drinking supplies. Restrictions are in place to prevent use of public or private wells located within the area of contaminated groundwater. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. The site’s remedy includes an impermeable cap and long-term ground monitoring. In 2011, the Township entered into an agreement with the Standard Alternative company to allow it to lease the site property and install a 7-megawatt field of solar panels.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. For additional information click here.

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Brook Industrial Park

The 4.5-acre Brook Industrial Park Superfund site is located on the northern bank of the Raritan River in Bound Brook, New Jersey. The site included three buildings – the Stirling Center, the Blue Spruce International building and the National Metal Finishings Corporation building. Beginning in 1971, several companies used the site for industrial, chemical and pesticide production and storage operations. Between 1980 and 1988, investigations found leaking drums and illegal waste discharges at the site. Contaminants also discharged into the Raritan River. Industrial operations contaminated soil, groundwater and surface water. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Beginning in 1994, EPA demolished and disposed of contaminated materials and soils, installed a groundwater treatment system, and started long-term monitoring. Today, Jame Fine Chemicals (JFC) and National Metal Finishings Corporation operate at the site. EPA’s approach enabled the two businesses to continue operating during cleanup. JFC operates a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility on site. National Metal Finishings Corporation operates a metal plating facility on site. The Stirling Center building includes offices and storage space for several businesses.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 11 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 83 people and generated an estimated $26,191,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Burnt Fly Bog

The Burnt Fly Bog Superfund site is located in Old Bridge Township and Marlboro Township, New Jersey. During the 1950s and 1960s, oil waste recovery activities and unlined waste oil lagoons on the 60-acre site resulted in surface water and soil contamination. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) led the cleanup of the source area. Cleanup included removing wastes and contaminated soil, filling in excavated areas with clean soil, and covering the area with a clay cap and tall grass. NJDEP also restored wetlands and created additional wetland areas on site. An Islamic cemetery is located next to the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Chemical Insecticide Corp.

Chemical Insecticide Corp.Chemical Insecticide Corp.The Chemical Insecticide Corporation Superfund site is located in Edison Township, New Jersey. The facility operated on the 5.7-acre area from 1854 to 1970. The facility’s operations and waste handling practices led to extensive soil, sediment and groundwater contamination. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in August 1990. EPA selected the site’s final remedy in 2004. Cleanup activities included controlling contaminated runoff, addressing soil and sediment in off-site creek areas, and cleaning up soil, surface water and groundwater. Cleanup actions finished in 2005. Long-term groundwater monitoring is ongoing. The site is now home to the Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park. The park officially opened to the public in June 2016. The dog park includes shaded play areas, benches and water fountains as well as a parking area.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc.

The Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc. Superfund site is located near Bridgeport, New Jersey. The 45.5-acre area includes an operating industrial tanker terminal and open wetlands. In 1961, Chemical Leaman Tank Lines began operating a facility to wash and rinse tanker trucks on site. Company operators emptied wastewater into lagoons around the surrounding wetlands. Liquid sludge that accumulated at the bottom of the lagoons and additional holding tank spills eventually contaminated area groundwater. After the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection found contamination in wells of neighboring properties, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. Cleanup activities have addressed contaminated soil and groundwater as well as the wetlands that surround the site. In 1987 and again in 1995, neighboring residential homes were connected to the public water supply. This eliminated risks to human health from contaminated groundwater. The potentially responsible party for the site, Quality Distribution, Inc. (QDI), built and is currently operating a groundwater extraction and treatment system to address contaminated groundwater. QDI also excavated contaminated soils and sediments and restored the wetlands area of the site. Current zoning allows for industrial operations on site. QDI currently operates a tank rinsing facility on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 90 people and generated an estimated $25,884,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Chemsol, Inc. Capped Site Reuse

The 40-acre Chemsol, Inc. Superfund site is located in Piscataway, New Jersey. From the 1950s to 1964, Chemsol operated a chemical solvent processing facility on site. Workers blended, mixed and separated liquid solvents and various flammable materials. Several accidents occurred on site, including fires and explosions. In 1964, a chemical gas release forced an emergency evacuation of nearby residents. After the incident, the Township of Piscataway ordered Chemsol to shut down. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection directed the new site owner, Tang Realty, to investigate the soil and groundwater contamination. Tang Realty installed 40 monitoring wells and then removed contaminated soils in 1988. In 1994, EPA completed construction of a groundwater treatment plant. Groundwater treatment is ongoing. In 2011, agencies decided to double the capacity of the treatment plant to expedite the cleanup. Cleanup activities also included full restoration of wetland areas disturbed during soil removal activities. The wetland areas now provide green space.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Cinnaminson Township (Block 702) Ground Water Contamination

The Cinnaminson Ground Water Contamination Superfund site covers about 400 acres in Cinnaminson and Delran townships in Burlington County, New Jersey. The site consists of a landfill, residential areas and industrial properties. The landfill area was originally a sand-and-gravel mining pit. During the late 1950s, the unlined mining pits received municipal solid waste; mining operations continued on other parts of the site until the late 1960s. After the mines closed, operators dumped large amounts of refuse and solid waste in the pits. The landfill contained municipal and institutional wastes, vegetable and food processing wastes, and industrial wastes. Landfill operations ended in 1980. Investigations found arsenic, volatile organic compounds and vinyl chloride in the groundwater. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. A cap placed over the landfill limits rain and surface water from penetrating into the wastes, which in turn reduces the amount of contaminated liquid entering the groundwater. A groundwater extraction and treatment system, in place since 2000, has been shut down for two years. EPA is evaluating whether the system needs to be restarted. Long-term monitoring has been recommended in place of active groundwater treatment. Warehouses, commercial businesses, residential areas and industrial facilities remain active across the site.
Last updated September 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 41 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 790 people and generated an estimated $300,591,962 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Cooper Road

The Cooper Road Superfund site covers an area of less than 100 square feet in Voorhees Township, New Jersey. In 1982, local authorities found several dozen vials containing hazardous liquids at the site; some vials had broken, leaking liquids into the soil. In 1984, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). The State of New Jersey oversaw cleanup activities, including the removal of about 200 cubic yards of contaminated soil and other materials and disposal of the soil and materials off site. Sampling after the cleanup found no significant levels of any contaminants in the soil or groundwater. EPA took the site off the NPL in 1989. Cleanup allowed for the site’s reuse as part of a residential development.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. Core Infrastructure Reuse

The Cornell Dubilier Electronics Inc. Superfund site is located in Middlesex, New Jersey. An electronics parts manufacturing company started operating on site in 1936. Operations included handling of transformer oils. Workers disposed of contaminated materials in site soils. Cornell Dubilier Electronics ended operations in 1962. Afterwards, the property became the Hamilton Industrial Park. EPA investigated the site in the mid-1990s. Investigations found contamination in soils, buildings and groundwater as well as in nearby Bound Brook. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1998. EPA’s first phase of cleanup activities included cleanups at residential, commercial and municipal properties near the former Cornell Dubilier Electronics facility. Facility cleanup began in 2006. EPA relocated the commercial tenants of Hamilton Industrial Park. Cleanup activities started with building demolition. EPA then excavated contaminated soil and treated or properly disposed of it. Lastly, EPA capped the property. In 2009, federal funding helped speed cleanup of remaining soil and debris. The Borough of South Plainfield has identified the former CDE facility on site as a redevelopment area. While EPA continues to address other portions of the site, EPA completed cleanup of the former CDE facility property in 2012. Cleanup has allowed the continued use of residential and commercial properties at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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CPS/Madison Industries

The 35-acre CPS/Madison Industries Superfund site consists of two neighboring chemical manufacturing facilities in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey. Beginning in 1967, CPS Chemical and Madison Industries produced, processed and stored various chemical substances on site. Substances included fertilizers, pharmaceuticals and lubricants. Site operators improperly handled and disposed of chemicals, resulting in contaminated groundwater and sediments in nearby ponds and waterways. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in September 1983. State and federal agencies required that CPS Chemical and Madison Industries install a groundwater treatment system. The treatment system began operating in 1991 and remains in operation today. The companies also funded a protective modification to the public well water system. Installed in 1994, this makes sure the drinking water supply does not endanger human health. Old Bridge Chemical, a related company that processes copper, is also active on site. BASF bought the CPS Chemical portion of the site, and is currently working on a feasibility study to address remaining soil contamination on their property and sitewide groundwater. Madison Industries has begun a remedial investigation and feasibility study to address on-site soils and sediments in nearby ponds and waterways. Madison Industries continues to operate on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 40 people and generated an estimated $17,000,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Curcio Scrap Metal, Inc.

The 1-acre Curcio Scrap Metal, Inc. Superfund site is located in Saddle Brook Township, New Jersey. In 1952, Curcio Scrap Metals, Inc. (CSMI), a scrap metal salvaging and recycling company, began operating on site. In 1981, CSMI expanded operations to a neighboring lot. The following year, while processing used electrical transformers, operators unknowingly spilled oil and liquid substances onto the ground. The contamination posed a threat to public water supplies. In July 1987, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). CSMI and SECO, the original owners of the electrical transformers, agreed to assist with the site’s cleanup. In 1991, EPA issued a cleanup plan to address contaminated soil, groundwater and surface water. Three years later, EPA testing showed that the cleanup successfully neutralized the contamination. Long-term groundwater monitoring is ongoing. Today, CSMI, 156 Midland Ave Inc., and the Cirello Iron and Steel Company are active on site, collecting and compacting scrap metals. The scrap metal yard includes warehouse and office space.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 19 people and generated an estimated $9,630,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Curtis Specialty Papers, Inc. Cultural/Historical Reuse

Curtis Specialty Papers, Inc.Curtis Specialty Papers, Inc.The Curtis Specialty Papers, Inc. Superfund site is located in a mixed-use area in the Borough of Milford and Alexandria Township in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The 86-acre area is a former paper mill located along the Delaware River. The paper mill operated until 2003. The area included buildings, a power plant and a wastewater treatment facility. Site soils and groundwater became contaminated as a result of poor waste handling. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2009. EPA worked with two potentially responsible parties on site cleanup. Activities included removal of underground and aboveground storage tanks, disposal of drums containing chemicals, and demolition of several buildings. The parties also removed lead-based paint, asbestos and contaminated upland soil. A creek discharges into the Delaware River at the northern end of the site. Creek cleanup efforts involved removing contaminated sediments, stabilizing the bank, and restoring the creek with native vegetation. In addition to creek restoration, a former outdoor basin is now a wildlife habitat area. In 2015, EPA issued a Record of Decision requiring cleanup of the groundwater contamination. EPA is working with the two parties on the groundwater cleanup. EPA will continue to work with site stakeholders to support safe and appropriate reuse.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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De Rewal Chemical Co.

De Rewal Chemical Co.De Rewal Chemical Co.The DeRewal Chemical Co. Superfund site occupies about 8 acres in Kingwood Township, New Jersey. From 1970 to 1973, DeRewal Chemical Company stored chemical wastes on site. Several chemical spills in 1973 led to soil contamination, and the company ended operations. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. Since cleanup began in 1990, EPA has removed 60,000 tons of contaminated soil. EPA completed remedy construction at the site in 2003. During cleanup, EPA recovered about 3,000 American Indian artifacts. EPA transferred the artifacts to Kingwood Township. The Kingwood Township Municipal Building now displays the artifacts. The State of New Jersey obtained a conservation easement from the Township in January 2002. The conservation easement includes parts of the site in the Delaware River Greenway and restricts activities that might hinder public use of the open space. In November 2002, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection purchased part of the site property for open space conservation. The community uses this part of the site for dog walking, bird watching and bike riding.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Denzer & Schafer X-Ray Co.

The 5-acre Denzer & Schafer X-Ray Co. Superfund site is located in the Bayville area of Berkeley Township, New Jersey. From the 1970s to 1991, on-site operations included microfilm processing and the reclamation of silver from microfilm and x-ray negatives. Disposal of materials in the facility’s sanitary septic system and incineration of film contaminated groundwater with heavy metals and volatile organic compounds. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. The remedy included groundwater and surface water monitoring. EPA also performed a removal action at the site in 1996. The action included the removal of 7,000 gallons of caustic stripping solution and about 36 drums of hazardous substances. In the mid-1990s, a local developer demolished on-site buildings and shipped the debris off site for proper disposal. In 1998, EPA took the site off the NPL. Following demolition activities, the developer abandoned the property. Today, Berkeley Township stores road construction materials on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Diamond Alkali Co.

The Diamond Alkali Superfund site is located in Newark, New Jersey. The site includes a former pesticide manufacturing plant, properties at 80 and 120 Lister Avenue, and a 17-mile tidal stretch of the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay. Manufacturing operations took place on site for over 100 years. Many other businesses also relied on the river and the bay for waste disposal. Over time, dioxin, metals, pesticides and other hazardous substances contaminated all three portions of the site. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. EPA, in partnership with state and federal agencies, the potentially responsible parties (PRPs), and a community advisory group (CAG), is addressing the site’s cleanup. The CAG includes members of the community, environmental groups, residents, area businesses and municipalities. In 2001, land cleanup included the capping of contaminated soil and debris, construction of a slurry wall and floodwall, and groundwater treatment. Cleanup activities in 2012 and 2013 included removal and disposal of dioxin-contaminated sediments from two areas of the river. Cleanups for the remainder of the river and the bay are in the planning phases. In addition to site cleanup, the cooperative efforts of the government partners, the PRPs and the CAG have enabled local job creation and the designation of the Passaic River as an Urban Waters Federal Partnership project. As recipients of an EPA Urban Waters grant, Ironbound Community Corporation and the City of Newark worked together on riverfront tours, walkshops, boat tours and educational workshops. They designed these projects to bring people to the river to learn about its past, present and future. In 2012, the County of Essex and the City of Newark opened the first segment of Newark’s riverfront park with over 12 acres of athletic fields, playgrounds and walking paths. The second segment of the park opened in August 2013 as part of a riverfront festival. It provides 4 acres of open space and features a boardwalk, a floating boat dock, a dancing pavilion, and walking and biking paths.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Fair Lawn Well Field Core Infrastructure Reuse

The Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund site is located in Fair Lawn, New Jersey and consists of four municipal wells that are part of the Westmoreland Well Field. In 1982, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) discovered volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in these supply wells. NJDEP identified two companies in Fair Lawn Industrial Park as the main source of groundwater contamination. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in September 1983. Cleanup activities included the source removal of contaminated soil and drums and on-site groundwater treatment and monitoring. After EPA identified a third potentially responsible party (PRP) in the industrial park, the three PRPs agreed to install additional off-site monitoring wells and conduct sampling of groundwater and surface water. Following additional investigations, EPA will choose a final cleanup plan to address the site-wide groundwater contamination. Ongoing treatment of the affected wells provides the public and residents with safe drinking water.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Federal Creosote

The Federal Creosote Superfund site occupies about 50 acres in a residential and commercial area in Manville, New Jersey. A coal tar wood-treatment facility operated on site from 1911 to 1956. After operations ended, a developer purchased the site property and built the Claremont residential neighborhood in the 1960s. This residential area included 137 single-family homes. The remaining 15 acres of the site became the Rustic Mall, a commercial shopping center. The Rustic Mall is no longer in use. EPA’s investigations showed that creosote materials and contaminated soils from the wood-treatment facility remained at the site prior to redevelopment. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999. Cleanup addressed residential areas, soil contamination at the mall and site-wide groundwater. EPA permanently relocated 23 property owners and demolished 18 homes. This allowed for removal of soil and materials for treatment and off-site disposal. EPA cleaned up a total of 93 residential properties at the site. Long-term groundwater monitoring and groundwater use restrictions continue to protect human health and the environment. The site remedy is consistent with future uses in Manville's Town Center redevelopment plans. To date, a developer has rebuilt 10 of the 18 demolished homes. Future redevelopment will include green space, residential housing and revitalized commercial space on the Rustic Mall portion of the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Glen Ridge Radium Site Core Infrastructure Reuse

The 130-acre Glen Ridge Radium Superfund site is located in Essex County in northeast New Jersey. The site includes 430 residential and 14 municipal properties. In the early 1900s, radium processors disposed of radium-contaminated waste materials, coal ash and trash at the site. These activities resulted in widespread radioactive soil contamination. In the 1920s, residential developers used contaminated materials to fill in low-lying areas and built many homes on contaminated fill. In a few instances, developers mixed contaminated materials with cement for sidewalks and foundations. In 1983, the State of New Jersey identified homes with high levels of radon gas, radon decay products, and indoor and outdoor gamma radiation. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1985. Cleanup work began in 1990 and included removal and off-site disposal of radium-contaminated soil. Afterward, workers restored properties. Cleanup finished in 2004. EPA took the site off the NPL in 2009. The successful cleanup allowed the continued use of several public parks and streets. It also allowed hundreds of residents to continue living in their homes and enabled commercial businesses to remain open.
Last updated September 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 6 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 28 people and generated an estimated $7,166,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Higgins Disposal

Higgins DisposalHiggins DisposalThe 37.6-acre Higgins Disposal Superfund site is located in Franklin Township, New Jersey. From the 1950s to 1982, the property owner operated a waste disposal business on site. The business included the operation of an unpermitted landfill, a waste transfer station and a container storage area. In 1985, testing found volatile organic compounds in area residential wells. In response, the State notified affected residents of the need to use bottled water or install whole-house water treatment systems. After a 1990 investigation identified the waste disposal facility as the source of contamination, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). Initial cleanup activities included removing contaminated soil and over 23,000 waste containers and disposing of them off site. By April 1999, affected residents received extensions and connections to the public water supply. On-site treatment of contaminated groundwater started in February 2006 and is ongoing. Today, site uses include a residence, a horse riding facility (Hasty Acres Riding Club) and a truck repair shop.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 7 people and generated an estimated $147,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Higgins Farm

Higgins FarmHiggins FarmThe 75-acre Higgins Farm Superfund site is located in Franklin Township, New Jersey. A waste disposal business operated on Laurel Avenue, about 1 mile from the site. According to local residents, the waste disposal operator used Higgins Farm for the disposal of business wastes. During the 1960s, workers also used municipal sludge and penicillin wastes as fertilizers on the farm. In 1985, the Franklin Township Health Department sampled a nearby residential well and found high levels of chlorobenzene. Further investigations led to the discovery of a drum burial dump at the site, about 40 yards from the contaminated well. State site investigations in 1986 determined that site activities resulted in the contamination of soil and groundwater with volatile organic compounds, pesticides, dioxins and metals. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. Cleanup activities included the closure of affected wells, the connection of affected homes to the public water supply, and ongoing groundwater treatment and monitoring. EPA’s cleanup plan enabled the continued use of the site during cleanup. Today, the Higgins family continues to operate a cattle farm on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Imperial Oil Co., Inc./Champion Chemicals

The restored Henry Hudson Trail, located near the siteImperial Oil Co., Inc./Champion ChemicalsThe 15-acre Imperial Oil Co., Inc./Champion Chemicals Superfund Site is located in Morganville, New Jersey. Many industrial companies, including Imperial Oil Company, operated at the site. Some prior operators produced pesticides and reprocessed waste oil. General operations and waste disposal practices contaminated groundwater and soils within the site property and in off-site locations. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) immediately removed the on-site waste clay pile and buried drums. Cleanup of nearby residential homes and the surrounding wetlands began in 1992. Additional cleanup included installation of oil and water treatment systems. In 2008, EPA demolished remaining buildings and storage tanks on the property. Between 2009 and 2011, EPA removed 185,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and over 4,000 gallons of floating product on top of the groundwater; backfilled with clean soil and regraded the site; excavated the contaminated wetlands and restored them; and fenced the site. Working with NJDEP, EPA created protected wetland areas and two separate wildlife habitats for box turtles. The wetlands now support the local box turtle population and other wildlife. About half of the site property is available for residential and commercial development.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Industrial Latex Corp.

The 9.6-acre Industrial Latex Corp. Superfund site is located in Wallington, New Jersey. From 1951 to 1983, the Industrial Latex Corporation made chemical adhesives and natural and synthetic rubber compounds on site, contaminating site soil with hazardous chemicals. Following investigations, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in March 1989. From 1986 to 2000, EPA demolished site buildings and removed on-site vats, excavated and treated contaminated soil, and excavated and disposed of buried drums off site. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in April 2003. The Wallington Department of Public Works uses part of the site for storage. Bergen County uses the site periodically for a K-9 dog training area.
Last updated November 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Jackson Township Landfill Capped Site Reuse

The Ocean County Modelers, a local airplane modeling club, at the Jackson Township LandfillJackson Township LandfillThe 135-acre Jackson Township Landfill Superfund site is located in Jackson Township, New Jersey. The site originally hosted a titanium ore-mining pit before the Township began using the area as a municipal landfill in 1972. The Township disposed of liquid septic tank and coffee product waste on a 20-acre area. In 1977, after residents complained of poor water quality, tests revealed contamination in the groundwater. As a result, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) provided an alternate water supply for residents with contaminated wells in 1980. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. The Township conducted site and well investigations. The results showed that levels of contaminants in the groundwater have been decreasing since the early 1980s. EPA selected a long-term monitoring plan to make sure the site does not pose a threat to the surrounding community. EPA took the site off the NPL in September 1995. Air and groundwater monitoring are ongoing. A local Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) chartered club, the Ocean County Modelers club, uses part of the site as a flying field.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Krysowaty Farm

The 1-acre Krysowaty Farm Superfund site is located in Hillsborough Township, New Jersey. A waste disposal area operated on site from 1965 to 1970. Site operators dumped, crushed and buried drums of paint and dye wastes at the site along with demolition debris, tires, automobiles, bulk wastes, solvents and waste sludge. In 1979, odors in well water spurred a site investigation, which found contamination in groundwater, soil and debris. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup began in 1984. Activities included removal and disposal of drums and contaminated soil and wastes. Cleanup also included filling and covering the site with clean soil and reseeding areas with new vegetation. EPA extended a water main to the affected residences, providing permanent alternate water supplies to nearby residents. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1989. A garden center and nursery operated on site for several years. A residence is currently located on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Landfill & Development Co. Alternative Energy Reuse Core Infrastructure Reuse

Landfill & Development Co.Landfill & Development Co.The 200-acre Landfill & Development Co. Superfund site is located in Burlington County, New Jersey. A sand and gravel pit operated on site from the early 1940s until about 1968. The Landfill and Development (L&D) Company operated a landfill on site from 1971 to 1981. Investigations by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection found site-related contamination in the groundwater. EPA listed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. The L&D Company began cleaning up the site in 2006. The remedy includes new wells for affected residents and ongoing groundwater treatment. Burlington County uses parts of the site as a greenway. The Public Service Electric & Gas Company also built a solar farm on site, adapting the array design to protect the landfill cap. The solar array includes 42,000 panels. It produces enough energy to provide power for about 2,000 homes.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Lightman Drum Company

The Lightman Drum Company Superfund site covers about 15 acres along Route 73 in Winslow Township, Camden County, New Jersey. It is within the New Jersey Pinelands Protection Area. In 1974, the Lightman Drum Company started operating an industrial waste hauling and recycling business on site. In the late 1980s, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) investigated and found contaminated groundwater and soil. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999. Under an EPA Removal Order, in 2007, the potentially responsible parties removed contaminated deep soil. EPA selected the remedy for soil and groundwater in 2009. EPA selected an additional remedy for a small area of contaminated soil in 2011. Cleanup included construction of an air sparging and soil vapor extraction system, which was completed in 2013, and a plan to monitor the groundwater, which flows off the site to the south. The system continues to operate and groundwater monitoring is ongoing. Currently, United Cooperage operates a business on an uncontaminated portion of the Site near Route 73. This business buys and sells drums. They also store drums and tractor trailers at the site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This businesses employed 7 people and generated an estimated $1,000,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Lipari Landfill Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse

Aerial photograph of the new baseball fields, now open to the public, at Lipari Landfill siteLipari LandfillThe 16-acre Lipari Landfill Superfund site is located in Gloucester County, New Jersey. From 1959 to 1971, a landfill operated on site. The landfill accepted industrial waste materials and emitted noxious vapors that caught fire on several occasions. After its closure in 1971, the landfill continued to emit chemical odors and fumes, resulting in respiratory problems for nearby residents. Landfill wastes also contaminated surface water, groundwater, sediment and soil. In response, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA immediately fenced and contained the landfill to prevent further contaminant migration. Cleanup activities included treatment of contaminated groundwater and removal and treatment of contaminated sediments from wetland areas. EPA partnered with the Borough of Pitman, affected communities, the State of New Jersey and the potentially responsible party (PRP). The partnership enabled cleanup to proceed in a manner compatible with the community’s reuse plans. After EPA and the PRP cleaned up Alcyon Lake, it reopened to the public in 1995. The community restored an adjacent racetrack property used by EPA to manage contaminated sediments during the lake cleanup. The property is now part of Alcyon Park. It features baseball fields, softball fields, a football field, two soccer fields, a picnic pavilion, bike path, concession stand, wildflower meadow, open play area, nature trail, parking lot, and restored streams and marshes.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Matteo & Sons, Inc.

The 80-acre Matteo & Sons, Inc. Superfund site is located in Thorofare, New Jersey. The Matteo family acquired the property in 1947 and operated a landfill on site until 1984. Past site activities included lead recovery from batteries, disposal of crushed batteries in nearby wetlands and the burning of battery casings. Site operators also disposed of drums and barrels containing industrial waste. A 1997 investigation found that site activities had resulted in soil contamination. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2006. Initial cleanup activities included removal of contaminated soil. EPA also fenced the site to restrict access. After further study, EPA will select a final cleanup plan. Current site uses include a metals recycling facility and a residential neighborhood.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 8 people and generated an estimated $2,200,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Maywood Chemical Co. Core Infrastructure Reuse

The Maywood Chemical Co. Superfund site is located in the Boroughs of Maywood, Lodi and Rochelle Park, New Jersey. Maywood Chemical Works began manufacturing a wide variety of chemical additives and products in 1895. Site disposal activities allowed contaminants in fill material to spread via stream runoff. This resulted in soil and groundwater contamination. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA selected a cleanup plan to address radiological site contamination and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) conducts radioactive soil cleanup work. Ongoing cleanup activities include removal and disposal of contaminated materials as well as restrictions on land use. The potentially responsible party will address non-radiological contamination at the site. EPA’s cleanup process has allowed the continued use of the site throughout investigation and cleanup efforts. Today, the Stepan Company makes specialty chemicals on site. Additional site uses include 60 residential properties and 33 commercial and government properties. Local government land uses on site include three parks and a fire station. One commercial property is currently undergoing soil remediation beneath a recently demolished, seven-acre warehouse. EPA and USACE are coordinating federal and private party cleanup activities to allow for expedited commercial redevelopment of the property.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 13 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 870 people and generated an estimated $496,997,429 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Montclair/West Orange Radium Site Core Infrastructure Reuse

The 120-acre Montclair/West Orange Radium Superfund site is located in Essex County, New Jersey. The site included 469 residential and 10 municipal properties. In the early 1900s, radium processors disposed of waste materials on undeveloped land at the site. These activities resulted in widespread radioactive soil contamination. In the 1920s, residential developers used contaminated materials to fill in low-lying areas and they built many homes on the contaminated fill. In a few instances, developers mixed contaminated materials into cement for sidewalks and foundations. In 1983, the State of New Jersey identified homes on site with high levels of radon as well as indoor and outdoor gamma radiation. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1985. Cleanup work began in 1990 and included removal and off-site disposal of radium-contaminated soil. Afterwards, workers restored properties. Cleanup and restoration work finished in 2004; EPA took the site off the NPL in 2009. The successful cleanup allowed the continued use of several municipal parks and streets and enabled hundreds of residents to remain in their homes.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Montgomery Township Housing Development

The 72-acre Montgomery Township Housing Development site is located in Somerset County, New Jersey. Until 1961, the site was privately owned and used for farming. Tri-State Development Corporation purchased the land in 1961 and began building 71 homes. A 1978 study of the Rocky Hill Borough well (neighboring to Montgomery Township) found volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in groundwater. State sampling of commercial and domestic wells in Montgomery Township in 1979 also identified VOCs. Because of the proximity and the similarity of the contaminants, EPA decided to jointly address the site and the Rocky Hill Municipal Well Superfund site. EPA added both sites to the National Priorities List in 1983. Cleanup activities included alternative water supplies for the Montgomery Township Housing Development, groundwater treatment, sealing of private water supplies, and long-term monitoring. Groundwater treatment and monitoring are ongoing. The site is in continued residential use. The Montgomery Township Shopping Center is also located on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 33 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 319 people and generated an estimated $65,339,554 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Myers Property

The 5-acre Myers Property Superfund site is located in Franklin Township, New Jersey. Since the 1920s, companies have manufactured chemicals and pesticides on site. These activities resulted in the contamination of soil and groundwater with volatile organic compounds and pesticides. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Early cleanup activities included the removal of contaminated soil, drums and debris as well as fencing of contaminated areas. Additional cleanup included the removal of contaminated soil, treatment and monitoring of groundwater, and demolition and disposal of contaminated buildings. Today, a state-owned recreation trail runs through the site and is open to the public.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Pepe Field Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse

E.F. Drew Company used the three-acre Pepe Field Superfund site in Boonton, New Jersey as a landfill for almost 30 years. From the 1920s until 1950, the company disposed of processing waste from oil and from making cleaning products. The site remained vacant until the Town of Boonton (the Town) bought the property in the mid-1960s. The Town covered the site with soil and built recreational amenities. However, because of the biological decay of waste material under the field, strong toxic odors affected the site. In 1969, the Town closed the recreational facility. In 1983, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) and began cleanup activities. These activities included collection and treatment of water that collected contaminants as it passed through the landfill, and stabilization and removal of wastes. Workers also installed a landfill gas collection and treatment system. The cleanup activities included measures to restore the recreational amenities of the park. The on-site recreational facility, restored and reopened in 2000, includes a little league field, walking paths, a playground, a basketball court, gazebo and concession stand. EPA also transferred a residential property next to the site from the federal government to the Town of Boonton for use in conjunction with the park. In 2003, EPA deleted the site from the NPL. Today, the site, formerly a city eyesore, provides field space for residents of Boonton to enjoy baseball.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Pijak Farm

Pijak FarmPijak FarmThe 87-acre Pijak Farm Superfund site is located in Plumstead Township, New Jersey. From 1963 to 1970, a specialty and research chemicals disposal facility dumped drums and free-flowing liquids into a natural ditch at the site. Operators then covered the ditch with soil. In 1980, state officials and EPA identified contamination in groundwater. The community used groundwater for drinking water, crop irrigation and livestock watering in surrounding agricultural areas. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup activities included the removal and off-site disposal of waste material and contaminated soil as well as groundwater monitoring. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1997. The site remains in continued use; residential and agricultural areas are located on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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PJP Landfill Capped Site Reuse

Peapod delivery trucks parked on sitePJP LandfillThe 87-acre PJP Landfill site is located in Jersey City, New Jersey. It is bordered by Routes 1 and 9 and the Hackensack River and bisected by the Sip Avenue Ditch, which is part of the city stormwater system. Historically, the site has had a variety of owners and various businesses have operated there. The site was originally a salt marsh. In 1932, local parties condemned a portion of the site to construct supports for the elevated Pulaski Skyway. The PJP Landfill Company operated a commercial landfill on site from 1970 to 1974, which accepted chemical and industrial waste. Although the landfill closed in 1974, allegations of illegal dumping continued until 1984. From 1970 to 1984, there were frequent smoky fires. In 1982, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). By 1986, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) extinguished the subsurface fires and capped the 45-acre area. Cleanup activities also included excavation and collection of about 1 million cubic yards of contaminated materials. NJDEP installed a gas venting system and then replanted the capped area with grass. In September 1995, EPA and NJDEP (the lead agency for this site), announced a remedy at the site. The additional cleanup activities included excavations, installation of drainage ditches and gas venting systems, wetlands assessment and restoration, and a cap over the entire site. In 2008, AMB Corporation, which merged with Prologis in 2011, purchased about 52 acres of the site and agreed to clean up their portion of the site. They incorporated the remedial cap into the construction of a warehouse and transfer station and parking lots. Construction was completed in May 2016 and the facility is fully occupied by two businesses. The portion of the company’s property along the Hackensack River has been made into a public walkway. In January 2012, Waste Management completed construction of a landfill cap on the remaining 32 acres of the site. The original cap design was modified to increase the amount of flat area for Jersey City to use. Jersey City took control of the property in June 2012 and is now responsible for the remedy and plans to develop a park and nature center there in the future. Monitoring of the site groundwater is ongoing.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 1,220 people and generated an estimated $405,064,339 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Pohatcong Valley Ground Water Contamination

The Pohatcong Valley Ground Water Contamination Superfund site is located in Warren County, New Jersey. The site is 10 miles long and 1.5 miles wide and consists of two groundwater plumes caused by past industrial use. In 1978 and 1979, the Warren County Department of Health found elevated levels of trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene in two public water supply wells. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) investigated the wells and installed connections to impacted homes and businesses in 1989. NJDEP sealed the contaminated wells and created a well restriction area. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in March 1989. EPA periodically samples residential and commercial wells on site, and refers contaminated wells to NJDEP for treatment. Investigation and cleanup planning are ongoing. Multiple industrial facilities operate on the site source areas.
Last updated July 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 6 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 267 people and generated an estimated $86,847,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Radiation Technology, Inc.

The 263-acre Radiation Technology, Inc. (RTI) Superfund site is located in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. Before 1972, activities at the site included the testing and development of rocket motors and propellants. After 1972, site operations included radiation sterilization and production of architectural products and hardwood flooring. Operators stored and disposed of waste drums containing solvents and other organic chemicals. These activities resulted in soil and groundwater contamination. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. Cleanup involved removing drums and contaminated soil from the site. A responsible party is currently conducting a pilot test for the groundwater remedy. Currently, most of the site is not in use. Sterigenics International operates in buildings on part of the site. The firm uses radiation to sterilize food, cosmetics and medical devices. EPA’s approach will enable continued business operations during cleanup.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 20 people and generated an estimated $28,727,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Ringwood Mines/Landfill

The Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund site is located in Ringwood Borough, New Jersey. The site includes 500 acres of historic iron ore mines. From the 1700s until the early 1900s, mining operations took place at the site. Beginning in the 1960s, Ford Motor Company’s Mahwah facility used the site as a disposal area for paint sludge and other waste. After investigations identified widespread contamination in soil and groundwater, EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1994. The discovery of additional contamination at the site prompted EPA to relist it on the NPL in 2006. Since 2004, cleanup activities have included removal of additional landfilled paint sludge and contaminated soil. Site investigations are ongoing. Today, businesses, an industrial refuse disposal area, a municipal recycling center, the Ringwood Borough garage, a state park and 50 homes are located on site.
Last updated July 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 5 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 16 people and generated an estimated $4,300,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Riverside Industrial Park

The 7-acre Riverside Industrial Park Superfund site is located in Newark, New Jersey. From 1902 to 1971, Patton Paint Company operated paint and varnish manufacturing facilities on site. From the 1970s to the present day, various companies have operated various facilities on site, ranging from chemical packaging to chemical and cosmetics manufacturing. Investigations into a 2009 spill of oily material into the Passaic River found that improper waste storage posed immediate potential threats to public health and the environment. Facility operations contaminated wastes, soil and groundwater at the site. In May 2013, EPA listed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup activities to date have focused on stopping the river discharge, securing the contamination source and eliminating the immediate threats. Additional investigations and planning for the site’s long-term cleanup are ongoing. Most of the site remains an active industrial park. The City of Newark owns several parts of the site property due to foreclosures.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 11 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 90 people and generated an estimated $38,077,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Roebling Steel Co. Athletic Fields Reuse Capped Site Reuse Core Infrastructure Reuse Cultural/Historical Reuse

The entrance to Roebling MuseumRoebling Steel Co.The 200-acre Roebling Steel Co. Superfund site is located next to the Delaware River in Florence Township, New Jersey. Site operators manufactured steel wire and cable products until the 1980s. In later years, industrial facilities operated on parts of the site. Site operators stored and buried raw materials and waste products around the property. These waste disposal practices contaminated sediment, groundwater and soil. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in September 1983. Cleanup activities included removing contaminated materials, demolishing buildings and restoring the shoreline. Additional cleanup included removal of contaminated creek and river sediment and restoration of impacted wetlands. Funded by a Superfund Redevelopment pilot grant from EPA, Burlington County developed a reuse plan for the site. The plan identified several community priorities, including commercial and industrial development as well as historic preservation. New Jersey Transit leased part of the site for a light rail commuter station and parking lot in 2005. Restoration of the historic Main Gate House, completed in 2009, transformed the former gateway to the Roebling Mill into part of the Roebling Museum. The museum provides 7,000 square feet of exhibit space documenting the community’s social and industrial history. An area of the site once used to store slag waste is now part of a community park. EPA collaborated with Florence Township to ensure the cleanup would support future use. The riverfront park includes walking and biking trails and provides water views of historic Roebling.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 2 people and generated an estimated $197,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Route 561 Dump

The Route 561 Dump Site consists of about 19 acres in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. It is one of three sites in the area impacted by industrial activities at a former Sherwin-Williams paint and varnish plant. The paint and varnish plant operated from the mid-1800s to 1978, first as John Lucas and Company and later as Sherwin-Williams. They disposed of some of their industrial waste from the plant operation along what is now Route 561. EPA proposed the Route 561 Dump Site for listing on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1998. Currently, the Route 561 Dump Site consists of commercial, residential and undeveloped properties, wetlands and a small creek. Under a 1999 Administrative Order on Consent (AOC), Sherwin-Williams investigated the area. They found that the disposal of industrial waste had contaminated site soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water, primarily with lead and arsenic. In 2016, EPA selected the site remedy. Cleanup includes removing most of the lead and arsenic, and capping of the areas where contamination remains. In 2017, EPA signed another AOC with Sherwin-Williams to clean up the site. Sherwin-Williams will pay for the remedy and EPA will oversee the process.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 9 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 39 people and generated an estimated $11,179,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Spence Farm

The Spence Farm Superfund site occupies 83 acres in Plumstead Township, New Jersey. From the 1950s to the 1970s, disposal activities including dumping of hazardous wastes in drums and in bulk and free-flowing liquid form. Improper waste disposal practices resulted in contamination of groundwater, soil and sediment. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. Cleanup required the removal of all drums and laboratory wastes as well as removal and off-site disposal of contaminated soil and groundwater monitoring. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1997. Today, the site remains in continued agricultural use.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Universal Oil Products (Chemical Division) Core Infrastructure Reuse

Store fronts at the Retail Plaza onsiteUniversal Oil Products (Chemical Division)The 75-acre Universal Oil Products (Chemical Division) Superfund site is located in East Rutherford, Bergen County, New Jersey. Beginning in 1932, a chemical laboratory operated on site. Business operations later expanded to include chemical waste handling. Operators created two wastewater lagoons. Universal Oil Products bought the site property in 1960, and operations ended in 1979. General operations and waste handling practices resulted in contamination of soils and groundwater. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA conducted early response actions to address contamination in the lagoons. Cleanup efforts then focused on the upland portions of the site. After these cleanup actions, commercial and industrial redevelopment followed – upland area reuses include a home improvement center, a restaurant and a small retail shopping center. Cleanup actions for site lagoons, wetlands and waterways also allowed for the extension of the New Jersey Pascack Valley Transit Line across part of the site. This rail line connects public transit users with the nearby Meadowlands Sports Complex. EPA will continue to work with site stakeholders and interested developers to complete the site’s cleanup and support safe and appropriate reuse.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 17 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 340 people and generated an estimated $112,246,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Vineland Chemical Co., Inc. Capped Site Reuse

The 54-acre Vineland Chemical Co., Inc. Superfund site is located in Vineland, New Jersey. The Vineland Chemical Company produced herbicides and fungicides on site from 1990 to 1994. Facility operations contaminated soil and groundwater. Nearby water bodies, including Blackwater Branch, Maurice River and Union Lake, also contained contaminants from the facility. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984. The site’s remedy included soil and sediment cleanup, groundwater treatment, and channel and wetlands restoration. Today, the site is in ecological reuse; restoration of the Atlantic White Cedar wetlands around the Blackwater Branch floodplain area is complete.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Vineland State School

The 195-acre Vineland State School Superfund site is located in Vineland, New Jersey. The New Jersey Department of Human Services (NJDHS) runs the Vineland State School in a suburban residential area. An unregulated incinerator and landfill area associated with the Vineland State School operated on site. Operators used incineration and landfilling to dispose of hazardous materials. Materials included chemicals, pesticides and transformer oil. Site investigations identified soil and groundwater contamination. In 1983, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). EPA, the state and NJDHS worked together on the cleanup plan. Their approach allowed NJDHS to continue to care for its patients during and after the cleanup. The cleanup included removal of contaminated soil and placement of a protective soil cover over part of the site. The facility is now connected to the public water supply. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL. The Vineland State School, now the Elwyn New Jersey campus, continues to provide community-based work and adult day programs, outsourcing solutions to regional businesses and employers, community living programs and other services for adults with disabilities in southern New Jersey. Support businesses, including a pharmacy, are located in the Vineland Development Center on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2017, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 450 people and generated an estimated $405,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Welsbach & General Gas Mantle (Camden Radiation) Athletic Fields Reuse Core Infrastructure Reuse

The Welsbach & General Gas Mantle (Camden Radiation) Superfund site is located in Camden and Gloucester City, New Jersey. The Welsbach Company and the General Gas Mantle Company produced gas mantles at the site from the late 1890s to 1941. The companies used radioactive elements in the production of the mantles to help them glow more brightly when heated. In the early 1990s, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection found elevated levels of radiation at the site and in many residential areas. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in June 1996. Cleanup included massive demolition activities and off-site disposal of the former General Gas Mantle facility. Cleanup also involved disposal of contaminated soil and waste materials from residential and industrial properties. Cleanup of several site areas is ongoing. Today, several reuses are located on site. The South Camden Theatre Company and the Heart of Camden, a redevelopment organization, broke ground on a new theatre in 2008. Local groups worked with EPA throughout the construction of the Waterfront South Theatre. The theatre opened in 2010. The 4,000-square-foot facility provides space for theatre, music and art in downtown Camden. Site cleanup also included the restoration of local recreation facilities. Restoration of the William Flynn Veterans complex included rebuilding three baseball fields, a football practice field and parking area. Restoration of the Nicholson Road Sports Complex included restoring three softball fields, a little league baseball field, bathroom facilities and a concession stand. The community celebrated the reopening of the William Flynn Veterans Complex and the Nicholson Road Complex in 2011 and 2014, respectively. In addition, the former Welsbach property is now home to the Gloucester Marine Terminal, an active port on the Delaware River. Riverside Renewable Energy built a solar array on the roof of the terminal. The 27,528 solar panels generate 11 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy each year.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 12 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 174 people and generated an estimated $75,249,341 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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