Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway
The Diamond Head Oil Refinery Div. (Diamond Head) site is located at 1401 Harrison Ave. in Kearny, Hudson County, New Jersey. Currently, the site is inactive and consists of approximately 15 acres of undeveloped land that is bordered by Harrison Avenue to the north, entrance ramp M of Interstate 280 (I-280) to the east, I-280 to the south, and Campbell Distribution Foundry to the west. The site is comprised of wetland areas and drainage ditches, a small wetland/pond, a vegetated landfill area along the western border of the site, and the remnants of the former Diamond Head Oil Refinery on the eastern portion of the site. The abandoned refinery portion of the site contains various construction debris, including foundations of the former on-site building and two former aboveground storage tanks. The site is currently owned by the Hudson Meadows Urban Development Corporation (HMURDC). The site was in operation from February 1, 1946 to early 1979. The facility operated under several company names including PSC Resources, Inc., Ag-Met Oil Service, Inc., and Newtown Refining Corporation. All of these companies were owned by Mr. Robert Mahler. In January 1985, Newtown Refining Corporation sold the property to Mimi Urban Development Corporation, which changed its name to Hudson Meadows Urban Development Corporation. During facility operations, two aboveground storage tanks and possibly underground pits were used to store oily wastes. More...