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Superfund Site Report: WOODBROOK ROAD DUMP
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    The Woodbrook Road Dump site (Dismal Swamp) is an inactive, non-permitted dumping area located in South Plainfield, Middlesex County, New Jersey. The site, which is bisected by Bound Brook, has approximately 34 acres. It is located on two undeveloped properties north of Woodbrook Road. The properties are within wetlands of the Dismal Swamp, a natural wildlife refuge designated as "priority wetlands" by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Both parcels are currently owned by Texas Eastern Terminal Company (TETCO), a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation. The properties were operated as dumps by previous owners during the 1940s and 1950s, accepting household and industrial wastes until shut down by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) in 1958. Investigations at the site have revealed the presence of household refuse, building debris, automotive parts, large quantities of bottles, and leaking electrical capacitors. The leaking capacitors were discovered in September 1999. On September 13, 1999, NJDEP sampled the material inside one capacitor, and recorded greater than 50 parts per million (ppm) of POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBS). NJDEP referred the Dismal Swamp site to the EPA for removal action consideration in October 1999.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    AROCLOR 1242 X   
    AROCLOR 1248 X   
    AROCLOR 1254 X   
    AROCLOR 1260 X   
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for WOODBROOK ROAD DUMP:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface 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
    EPA ID: NJSFN0204260
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: April 30, 2003
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown

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