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Superfund Site Report: HORSESHOE ROAD
 
 
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  • Site Description
    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...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE X   
    ANTIMONY    X
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS    X
    BARIUM    X
    BENZENE    X
    BENZO(A)PYRENE    X
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE X   
    CADMIUM    X
    CHLOROFORM X   
    CHROMIUM    X
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDS    X
    COPPER X   
    COPPER COMPOUNDS X   
    DICHLOROMETHANE    X
    ETHYL ACETATE    X
    ETHYLBENZENE    X
    GAMMA-LINDANE X   
    HYDROCHLORIC ACID    X
    LEAD X   
    M-XYLENE    X
    MERCURYXX   
    METHOXYCHLOR X   
    NAPHTHALENE    X
    NITRIC ACID    X
    NITROBENZENE    X
    PHENOL X   
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS X   
    POTASSIUM CYANIDE    X
    SILVER    X
    SILVER CYANIDE    X
    SODIUM CYANIDE    X
    SULFURIC ACID    X
    TOLUENE    X
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    TRIETHANOLAMINE    X
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)    X
    ZINC    X
    ZINC COMPOUNDS    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 HORSESHOE ROAD:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
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    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
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    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: HORSESHOE ROAD
    EPA ID: NJD980663678
    Address: HORSESHOE RD
    SAYREVILLE, NJ 08872
    Other Names: ATLANTIC DEVELOPMENT (NJD980528731)
      ATLANTIC RESOURCES
      HORSESHOE ROAD (NJD986645240)
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Abandoned
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 29, 1995
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 18

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the HORSESHOE ROAD Superfund site.
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