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Superfund Site Report: NASCOLITE CORP.
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (September 1983): Nascolite Corp. operated an acrylic sheet manufacturing plant on l5.5 acres in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, from l953 to l980, when it closed in response to an Administrative Order issued by the State. The order required Nascolite to stop discharging waste water into a nearby ditch, install monitoring wells, and draw up a plan for disposal of waste water in the future and removal of all waste water and sludges on the site. In September 1981, Nascolite entered into an Administrative Consent Order with the State. The order repeated the requirements of the previous Administrative Order and added a provision for removal of contaminated soil. The company, which still owns the site, has not complied fully with the two orders. Solvents stored in drums and both above-and below-ground tanks have caused extensive contamination of ground water, according to analyses done by the State. The area is highly dependent on ground water for drinking supplies. Status (June 1984): EPA is planning a remedial investigation/ feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Discharge to sewer/surface water
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Storage - finished product
    • Storage - raw material
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    MMA has been detected in groundwater samples. Groundwater and soils are contaminated with MMA, other VOCS including VINYL CHLORIDE, BENZENE, TOLUENE, and TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE), and metals such as LEAD and CADMIUM. Surface soil samples from a ditch that was alleged to have received wastes from surface water runoff as well as the soil samples from the northern part of the plant/production area showed high concentrations of LEAD (up to 41,800 ppm).  More...

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    BENZENE    X
    CUMENE    X
    STYRENE    X
    TOLUENE    X

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: 10,001 - 100,000
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for NASCOLITE CORP.:

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

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    *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: NASCOLITE CORP.
    EPA ID: NJD002362705
    Address: DORIS AVE
    Other Names: NASCOLITE
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 21, 1984
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 2
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 2 - 10
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

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