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Superfund Site Report: CURCIO SCRAP METAL, INC.
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at proposal (January 22, 1987): Curcio Scrap Metal, Inc., is a small scrap metal yard in Saddle Brook Township, Bergen County, New Jersey. The site is in a small industrial area surrounded by a medium-density residential area. On at least one occasion, the company received a shipment of electrical transformers, salvaging the COPPER and baling the remaining metal. During the cutting of the transformers, OIL containing PCBS spilled onto the ground, according to an inspection conducted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in September l983. An area covering about 200 square feet was blackened with OIL. Soil from the area contains PCBS, primarily AROCLOR 1260, according to NJDEP. Run-off from the site, taken from a drainage ditch at the rear of the property, also contains PCBS. Site soils are relatively permeable, which facilitates movement of contaminants into ground water.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Recycling (Other than primary operation)
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The groundwater and soil were contaminated with PCBS, HEAVY METALS, and VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS). Surface water in a drainage ditch and in a nearby pond was also contaminated.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    COPPER    X
    COPPER COMPOUNDS    X
    LEAD    X
    NICKEL    X
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS    X
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLSX    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE    X


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 10,001 - 100,000
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for CURCIO SCRAP METAL, INC.:

    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: CURCIO SCRAP METAL, INC.
    EPA ID: NJD011717584
    Address: 416 LANZA AVE
    SADDLE BROOK TWP, NJ 07662
    Other Names: CURCIO SCRAP METAL
      CURCIO SCRAP METAL, INC. ('CSMI')
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: July 22, 1987
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: 1 - 10%

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