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)