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Superfund Site Report: BRIDGEPORT RENTAL & OIL SERVICES
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at listing (October 1981): Bridgeport Rental & OIL Services (BROS) is a 27.2-acre site in Bridgeport, Gloucester County, New Jersey. It is adjacent to Cedar Swamp, a tidal area. Little Timber Creek, a tributary of the Delaware River, borders the site. The company operated from 1969 until 1980. The site holds more than 80 tanks and process vessels, drums, tank trucks, and a 11.8-acre unlined lagoon. The lagoon contains an estimated 50 million gallons of OIL, oil-water emulsions, contaminated water, and sludge. The wastes, which contain HEAVY METALS, PCBS, and other organic compounds, have seeped into the soil and contaminate surface waters and ground water supplying private drinking wells. In the spring of 1981, $200,000, made available through Section 311 of the Clean Water Act, was used to lower the level of the lagoon, which was overflowing from heavy rains. In September 1981, with $410,000 made available through the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, EPA started a remedial investigation to determine the extent and type of contamination and to evaluate alternative water supplies for local residents.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Dumping - unauthorized
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Incineration residuals handling
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Landfill
    • Recycling (Other than primary operation)
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste tank - above ground
    • Waste tank - below ground
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    VOCs, including BENZENE and METHYLENE CHLORIDE, have entered groundwater from materials disposed at the site. Organic contaminants, such as PCBS, and metals, such as LEAD, CADMIUM, CHROMIUM, and BARIUM have been found in the lagoon sediments and sludges. PCBladen OIL residues have been found in surface water. Tanks on site contained materials similar to those in the lagoon. People may be at risk by drinking contaminated groundwater. The nearby tidal wetland is an ecologically sensitive area, and contamination threatens the habitat of the last White Cedar Swamp fowl.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    BENZENE X   
    BIS(2-CHLOROETHYL) ETHERX    
    CADMIUM    X
    CHLOROBENZENEX    
    COPPER    X
    COPPER COMPOUNDS    X
    PENTACHLOROPHENOLX    
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLSXX   
    TOLUENE    X
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEXX   
    VINYL CHLORIDE X   
    ZINC    X
    ZINC COMPOUNDS    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 BRIDGEPORT RENTAL & OIL SERVICES:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW JERSEY, or in GLOUCESTER 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: BRIDGEPORT RENTAL & OIL SERVICES
    EPA ID: NJD053292652
    Address: CEDAR SWAMP RD
    LOGAN TWP, NJ 08014
    Other Names: BRIDGEPORT WATER LINE
      PEPPER INDUSTRIES-LOGAN TWP.
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Industrial Waste Treatment
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the BRIDGEPORT RENTAL & OIL SERVICES Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 49
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the BRIDGEPORT RENTAL & OIL SERVICES Superfund site.
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