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Superfund Site Report: SCIENTIFIC CHEMICAL PROCESSING
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): Scientific Chemical Processing, Inc., recovered and recycled various chemical wastes on a 13.5-acre site in Carlstadt, Bergen County, New Jersey. As a result of a State Order, the company ceased operations in 1980. About 375,000 gallons of hazardous substances are stored on the site in tanks, drums, and tank trailers. Soils are extensively contaminated, probably from spillage. Ground water contamination is likely. Run-off from the site is contaminated. The site is located within a coastal wetlands management area, bordered on the northeast by Peach Island Creek, a tidal waterway. Local surface water is used for recreation and industrial water supplies. Status (July 1983): In 1983, three corporate officers of Scientific Chemical Processing were convicted in Federal District Court of mail fraud charges resulting from the improper disposal of chemical wastes. The State has filed a Civil Complaint against the owner and operators of the site to require full cleanup of the site. In addition, EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Discharge to sewer/surface water
    • Dumping - unauthorized
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Lake or river - disposal in
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste pile
    • Waste tank - above ground
    • Waste tank - below ground
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Onsite groundwater and soil contamination consists of VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) including BENZENE, CHLOROFORM, and TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE); PCBs; polycyclic aromatic HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) including naphthalene; and HEAVY METALS.  More...


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    BENZENE X   
    CHLOROFORMXXX  
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE X   
    TOLUENE X   
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE X   
    VOLATILE ORGANIC 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
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
      A sensitive ecological environment
      Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for SCIENTIFIC CHEMICAL PROCESSING:

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

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


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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: SCIENTIFIC CHEMICAL PROCESSING
    EPA ID: NJD070565403
    Address: 216 PATERSON PLANK RD
    CARLSTADT, NJ 07072
    Other Names: SCIENTIFIC CHEM PROCESSING INC
      SCIENTIFIC CHEM PROD
      SCP - CARLSTADT
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 63
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

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