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Superfund Site Report: DEPUE/NEW JERSEY ZINC/MOBIL CHEM CORP
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    Conditions at Proposal (April 1997): The DePue/New Jersey Z inc/Mobil Chemical Corp site is located in the Village of DePue, Bureau County, Illinois. The New Jersey ZINC Company began opera tions in 1903 on 175 acres of farmland. The facility was compose d of the original smelter and several associated plants, which we re added over the years. The original plant produced slab ZINC, used in the automobile and appliance industries, and sulfuric aci d. ZINC dust was also produced and used as an additive to produc e corrosive-resistant paints. Shortly after the facility ceased operations in 1990, New Jersey ZINC demolished the remaining stru ctures. During the height of operations, the smelter was reporte d to employ approximately 3,000 workers. New Jersey ZINC Company is currently owned by the ZINC Corporation of America. New Jersey ZINC constructed a diammonium phosphate (DAP) fer tilizer plant in 1966.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ACETONE    X
    ARSENIC   X 
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)   X 
    BARIUM X X 
    BARIUM COMPOUNDS X X 
    BERYLLIUM    X
    BERYLLIUM COMPOUNDS    X
    CADMIUM X X 
    CHROMIUM   X 
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS   X 
    COBALT    X
    COBALT COMPOUNDS    X
    COPPER X X 
    COPPER COMPOUNDS X X 
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDS   X 
    LEAD X X 
    MANGANESE    X
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS    X
    MERCURY X X 
    NICKEL X X 
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS X X 
    SELENIUM   X 
    SELENIUM COMPOUNDS   X 
    SILVER X X 
    SILVER COMPOUNDS X X 
    VANADIUM    X
    VANADIUM COMPOUNDS    X
    ZINC X X 
    ZINC COMPOUNDS X X 


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for DEPUE/NEW JERSEY ZINC/MOBIL CHEM CORP:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Soil exposure:


    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., ILLINOIS, or in BUREAU County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: DEPUE/NEW JERSEY ZINC/MOBIL CHEM CORP
    EPA ID: ILD062340641
    Address: DEPOT & MARQUETTE
    DEPUE, IL 61322
    Other Names: DEPUE PLT
      DEPUE/NEW JERSEY ZINC /MOBIL CHEM CORP
      DEPUE/NEW JERSEY ZINC /MOBIL CHEMICAL CORPORATION
      NEW JERSEEY ZINC
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: May 10, 1999
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the DEPUE/NEW JERSEY ZINC/MOBIL CHEM CORP Superfund site.
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