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Superfund Site Report: CHEMICAL INSECTICIDE CORP.
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at proposal (October 26, 1989): Chemical Insecticide Corp. (CIC) formerly manufactured, formulated, and packaged pesticide products on a 5.8-acre property directly south of Interstate Route 287 at 30 Whitman Avenue, Edison Township, Middlesex County, New Jersey. Operations were conducted from 1958 to 1970, at which time the company declared bankruptcy and operations ceased. The property is currently vacant and enclosed by a 6-foot chainlink fence. Industrial properties adjoin the property on the west, south, and east; residential developments are within 1 mile to the northeast and southwest. CIC produced a wide range of insecticides, fungicides, herbicides, and rodenticides. Waste disposal practices are not clearly documented. However, three surface impoundments were known to have existed at the site.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Manufacturing process
    • Storage - finished product
    • Storage - raw material
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The soil at the site is contaminated with ARSENIC, organic pesticides (e.g., DDT, LINDANE) and other hazardous substances. Although site access is controlled by a fence, contaminants can migrate from the site by means such as groundwater migration. Prior to implementation of the subsequently-described interim remedy, contaminated surface water runoff from the site was found to contain ARSENIC and the herbicide DINOSEB. This runoff entered an unnamed tributary of Mill Brook. The groundwater at the site is contaminated by ARSENIC, organic pesticides and other hazardous substances. Although most drinking water in the area is from distant sources, the continued migration of groundwater contaminants could affect some of the privately owned wells in the area.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ALDRIN    X
    ALPHA-LINDANEX    
    CHLORDANEX    
    DDEX    
    DDTX    
    DELTA-LINDANEX    
    DIELDRINX    
    ENDRINX    
    ETHYLBENZENE    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 CHEMICAL INSECTICIDE CORP.:

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

    Overall site:
    Ground water migration:


    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NEW JERSEY, or in MIDDLESEX 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: CHEMICAL INSECTICIDE CORP.
    EPA ID: NJD980484653
    Address: 30 WHITMAN AV
    EDISON TOWNSHIP, NJ 08817
    Other Names: CHEMICAL INSECTICIDE CORP
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: August 30, 1990
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the CHEMICAL INSECTICIDE CORP. Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 4
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 1
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the CHEMICAL INSECTICIDE CORP. Superfund site.
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