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Superfund Site Report: FRIED INDUSTRIES
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): Fried Industries formulates industrial cleaners and cleaning agents on a 26-acre site in a rural-suburban area in East Brunswick Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The area was previously a clay pit. In December l983, EPA, under a search warrant, found that hazardous wastes were improperly stored on-site and that soil was contaminated with organic chemicals (including TETRACHLOROETHYLENE and CHLOROFORM) and COPPER. In a limited excavation, EPA found deteriorated buried drums. The total number is unknown. There is a strong potential for the site to contaminate ground water and surface water. About 33,000 people in the surrounding area draw drinking water from wells. In a limited air survey, EPA detected above-background levels of organic vapors on-site. Status (June 10, 1986): East Brunswick Township has provided hook-ups to a public water supply to those residents whose wells have low-level contamination. Using CERCLA emergency funds, EPA is emptying two storage tanks and one impoundment area which is threatening to overflow onto the surface surrounding the site.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Discharge to sewer/surface water
    • Dumping - unauthorized
    • Explosive disposal/detonation
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Manufacturing process
    • Other
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste pile
    • Waste tank - above ground
    • Waste tank - below ground
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The ground water is contaminated with a number of VOCS, including BENZENE, TOLUENE, XYLENES, and VINYL CHLORIDE. The soil is contaminated with VOCS and some HEAVY METALS, in particular, ARSENIC. People may be at risk from direct contact with contaminated soil, or accidental ingestion of contaminated ground water. Prior to their removal, a large number of drums and chemical containers were found in and around the building complex.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    BENZENE    X
    LEAD    X
    TOLUENE    X

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: 25 - 100
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: 10,001 - 100,000
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    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 FRIED INDUSTRIES:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:
    Air migration:

    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW JERSEY, or in MIDDLESEX 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
    EPA ID: NJD041828906
    Address: 11 FRESH POND ROAD
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: June 10, 1986
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the FRIED INDUSTRIES Superfund site.
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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? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the FRIED INDUSTRIES Superfund site.
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