Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway
Conditions at Proposal (September 1997): The LCP Chemicals Inc (LCP) site is located in an industrial area on the Tremley Po int Peninsula adjacent to Arthur Kill, in Linden, Union County, N ew Jersey. The site is bordered by South Branch Creek to the eas t, the General ANILINE and Film Corporation (GAF) to the north, and Northville Industries, BP Corporation, and Mobil to the northe ast, south and west, respectively. LCP purchased the 26-acre CHLORINE production facility in 19 72 from GAF, which had owned the facility since 1942. From 1972 to 1982, LCP utilized a MERCURY cell electrolysis process to prod uce CHLORINE, SODIUM hydroxide, HYDROCHLORIC ACID (HCL), and anhy drous HCL. The production process involved the electrolysis of a SODIUM chloride (brine) solution in the presence of metallic mer cury. More...