Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at listing (December 1982): Chemsol, Inc., was a chemical manufacturer in Piscataway, New Jersey. The site is no longer active. The State determined that 40 drums of chemical waste are buried at the 12-acre site and suspects that more may be buried. Both surface water and ground water near this site are contaminated with chlorinated solvents (including trichloro-ethylene, TETRACHLOROETHYLENE, and CARBON TETRACHLORIDE) and other toxic organic chemicals. Soils have also been contaminated from leaking drums. Ground water is used primarily for industrial processes, although there are private wells in the area. Status (July 1983): EPA is considering various alternatives for this site.
Sources of Contamination:
- Storage - drums/containers of waste
- Storage - finished product
- Storage - raw material
- Waste pile
- Waste tank - above ground