Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at Proposal (May 10, 1993): The Horseshoe Road s ite covers approximately 9 acres on Horseshoe Road near the Rarit an River in northern Sayreville, Middlesex County, New Jersey. the area around the site is densely populated and includes large r esidential, business, commercial, and industrial areas. Approxim ately 47 houses are located to the southeast within 0.5 miles of the site. The site consists of four areas that are considered one NPL site because: (1) they are part of the same operation; (2) in ge neral, they have the same potentially responsible parties; (3) co ntamination is threatening the same ground water, surface water, and air; and (4) they are no more than about 1,000 feet apart. The history of the site is complex, involving numerous real estate transactions. At least 18 entities were involved in the f our areas during 1965-81, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy (NJDEPE). The four areas are described below. Horseshoe Road Drum Dump (Marsh Area Drums), where approxima tely 70 drums, many corroded and some labeled CYANIDE, were disco vered during a fire in 1981. Using CERCLA emergency funds, EPA r elocated the drums onto the Atlantic Development Corp. area of the site. The dump is in a wetland. Atlantic Development Corp. Area, where several companies man ufactured, processed, and blended various chemicals. More...