Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at Proposal (May 9, 1991): White Chemical Corp. occupies a 4.4-acre site at 660 Frelinghuysen Avenue in a densely populated residential/industrial section of Newark, Essex County , New Jersey. Acid chlorides and flame-retardant chemicals were manufactured on property owned by AZS Corp. from January 1984 to July 1990. Prior to May 1983, Lancaster Chemical Corp., a divisi on of AZS, manufactured chemicals on the property. The site orig inally consisted of three major buildings, including laboratories , storerooms, and grounds. It is bounded by an industrial center to the north-northeast, a feather company to the west, a sportsw ear manufacturer to the south-southwest, and a Conrail line to the east-southeast. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP ) inspected the facility several times in 1989 and found numerous violations of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act. On Ma rch 15, 1990, NJDEP served White Chemical and AZS an Administrati ve Order and Notice of Civil Administrative Penalty Assessment fo r the noted violations. On May 8, 1990, NJDEP ordered White Chem ical to secure the site and to pay for drum stabilization and rem oval. After the company failed to comply, NJDEP began a removal operation on May 15, 1990. NJDEP's inventory found (among other things) approximately 9,000 drums improperly stored on-site. More...
Sources of Contamination:
- Manufacturing process
- Storage - drums/containers of waste
- Storage - finished product
- Storage - raw material
- Waste tank - above ground