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Superfund Site Report: LCP CHEMICALS INC
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  • Site Description
    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...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    MERCURY 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 LCP CHEMICALS INC:

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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
    EPA ID: NJD079303020
    Address: FOOT OF S WOOD AVE
    LINDEN, NJ 07036
    Other Names: LCP CHEMICALS INC
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Abandoned
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: July 28, 1998
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

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