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Environmental Awareness Library Collection (15,478 Books)


An essential e-document collection of reports and research about our environment. This collection contains many of the primary EPA source reports that the scientific community uses to base its findings.

 
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American Cyanamid

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The site is located in the southeastern section of Bridgewater Township, Somerset County, New Jersey. The site, approximately 575 acres in size, is located adjacent to the Rartian River and lies above the Brunswick Aquifer, New Jersey’s second largest source for drinking water. On the site are 27 Areas of Concern (AOC), both active and inactive, which have been used for disposal of various chemical sludges and other wastes. Investigations conduc...

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Hercules, Inc (Gibbstown Plant)

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 350-acre Hercules, Inc. (Gibbstown Plant) site operates as an organic hydroxide/peroxide manufacturing facility. An unlined solid waste disposal area used by Hercules from 1952 to 1974, and used by DuPont prior to 1952, is on the site. The companies disposed of waste materials from manufacturing processes including waste resulting from the production of aniline in two unlined disposal pits. In 1980, the U.S. Geological Survey conducted tests...

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Nascolite Corporation

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description From 1953 to 1980, the Nascolite Corporation manufactured polymethyl methacrylate (poly-MMA) sheets, commonly known as plexiglass or acrylic, at this 17 1/2-acre site. The property is located at the western end of Doris Avenue on the municipal boundary of the cities of Millville and Vineland. Approximately 7 acres were used for production; the rest of the site is wooded. Operators stored waste residues from the distillation of scrap acrylic in b...

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Shieldalloy Corp.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 67.5 acre Shieldalloy Metallurigical Corp. site houses an active specialty plant where chromium alloy and other products have been produced. Past disposal practices included the release of process wastewater directly to an unlined lagoon, causing groundwater contamination. This resulted in extensive chromium contamination in an area that is dependent upon groundwater for drinking supplies. In 1970, Shieldalloy Metallurigical Corporation (SMC...

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Vineland Chemical Co., Inc.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Vineland Chemical Company manufactured arsenic-based herbicides from 1950 to 1994 on this 54-acre site in a residential and industrial area of the City of Vineland. The plant site included several manufacturing and storage buildings, a laboratory, several lagoons, and former chicken coops. The majority of the site is covered with vegetation, with the exception of the parking lots and a paved manufacturing area. A security fence surrounds the...

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Kauffman and Minteer, Inc.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description Kauffman & Minteer, Inc. operated a waste transportation business at this 5-acre site. Company-owned tanker trucks transported bulk liquids, including synthetic organic chemicals, plastics, resins, vegetable oils, petroleum oils, and alcohols from the site. From 1960 to 1980, the company discharged wastewater used to clean the inside of its trucks into a drainage ditch and an unlined lagoon on-site. The wastewater contained hazardous substances....

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Metaltec/Aerosystems

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Metaltec/Aerosystems site is located on a 15 1/2-acre property in a rural residential area. It is the location of a former manufacturing facility that produced a variety of metal products. In 1980, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) began sampling the facility's wastewater lagoon and surrounding soil as part of a site inspection. Results revealed the presence of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and heavy metals. T...

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Curcio Scrap Metal, Inc.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 1-acre Curcio Scrap Metal, Inc. (CSMI) site is an active scrap metal yard that contains 10,950 square feet of warehouse and office space. CSMI and Cirello Iron and Steel Company (CISC) recycle scrap iron, copper, aluminum, and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals on this active yard. In 1982, CSMI received shipments of 50 electrical transformers and, while cutting the transformers, oil containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) spilled onto...

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Martin Aaron, Inc.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 2.5-acre Martin Aaron, Inc. site is located at 1542 South Broadway in a mixed residential and industrial section of Camden, New Jersey. Various companies, including Martin Aaron, Inc., used the site for drum recycling for approximately 30 years, ending in 1998. The aboveground portions of the former Martin Aaron building were demolished by the City of Camden in 1998. One large former process building remains on the property. Several of the b...

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Lightman Drum Company

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 15-acre Lightman Drum Company (LDC) Superfund site is located on Route 73 in Winslow Township, Camden County, New Jersey. LDC acquired the property in 1974 and began recycling drums. LDC received drums, some full or partially full; which were emptied before they could be forwarded to an off-site location for cleaning. Initially, a pit was dug at the rear of the property to discard the contents of any drum that arrived “heavy”. This practice ...

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A. O. Polymer

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 4-acre A.O. Polymer site produced resins, plastics, paper coatings, and specialty polymers from the early 1960s until 1993. Operators at the site were also involved in the reclamation of spent solvents. The site has been the focus of concern from local residents and regulatory authorities since the 1970s when citizens noticed odors in well water and the air. In 1978, the Sparta Health Department and the State found volatile organic compounds...

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Swope Oil and Chemical Co.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Swope Oil & Chemical Company Site is located in an industrial area in northern Pennsauken Township. The 2-acre site is bordered by a railway and National Highway. The Swope Oil & Chemical Company, a chemical reclamation facility, operated from 1965 until 1979, processing solvents, oils, paints, and other chemical compounds. The site included one main building, a distillation house, a drum storage area, an unlined lagoon, a diked tank farm, a...

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Fried Industries

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description During the twenty five years Fried Industries operated at this location, the company manufactured floor finishing products, aqueous detergent solutions, adhesives, and algaecides on this site in East Brunswick Township in Middlesex County. Fried Industries also produced chemical products from components such as toluene and 1,1,1- trichloroethane. At times, site facilities were leased to other companies for the manufacture of automotive antifreez...

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Witco Chemical Corp. (Oakland Plant)

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Witco Chemical Corp. (Oakland Plant) operates a technical research facility for the development of specialty chemicals at this 9-acre site on Bauer Drive in Oakland. From 1966 through 1984, the company neutralized laboratory wastewater in an underground tank and then discharged it into a network of six unlined subsurface seepage pits. This network lies in an aquifer used for domestic and industrial purposes. The New Jersey State Department o...

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Denzer & Schafer X-Ray Company

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 5-acre Denzer & Schafer X-Ray Company site was involved in the reclamation of silver from both microfilm and X-ray negatives. Contamination occurred due to such practices as the discharge of the stripping solutions to the sanitary septic system. Microfilm processing waste from a nearby facility also has been disposed of in the site's septic tanks. This means of disposal was used from 1974 through 1981. Other identified sources of contaminati...

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Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc.

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description Chemical Leaman Tank Lines, Inc. (CLTL) has operated a tank-washing facility since 1961 on a 34-acre site zoned for light industry in Logan Township, New Jersey. Logan Township has a population of approximately 3,000 residents and approximately 50 homes are within a ½-mile radius of the site. Prior to 1975, the wastewater generated from the tank-washing was placed in a series of seven unlined lagoons and ultimately was discharged to Cedar Swamp ...

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Landfill and Development Company

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Landfill and Development Company site is a 200 acre landfill located in the Townships of Mount Holly and Eastampton, Burlington County, New Jersey. The site is located on the north side of Route38, approximately one mile east of Route 206. Beginning in the early 1940's, the site was operated as a sand and gravel pit. The first waste disposal activities were initiated at the site in 1962, with the disposal of demolition debris. In 1968, dispo...

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Caldwell Trucking

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Caldwell Trucking Site consists of properties and ground water contaminated by the disposal of residential, commercial, and industrial septic waste. Caldwell Trucking disposed of these wastes in unlined lagoons on its 11-acre property from the early 1950s until 1973. After 1973, Caldwell installed underground storage tanks for the storage of these wastes. By 1984, the tanks were no longer used, and Caldwell operated solely as a transport fac...

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Kin-Buc Landfill

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The 220-acre Kin-Buc Landfill site is an inactive landfill that operated from the late 1940s to 1976. From 1971 to 1976, the site was a State-approved landfill for industrial and municipal wastes, both solid and liquid. The site accepted hazardous waste during this period, until the State revoked its permit in 1976 because of violations of several environmental statutes. An estimated 70 million gallons of liquid wastes, including 3 million gallo...

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Higgins Disposal

By: Environmental Protection Agency

Excerpt: Site Description The Higgins Disposal site is located on a 37.6-acre parcel on Laurel Avenue in Franklin Township, New Jersey. From the 1950s to 1985, the site owner operated a waste disposal business, including an un-permitted landfill, waste transfer station, and compactor. The owner’s family currently maintains a residence on the site, as well as an equestrian facility (Hasty Acres Riding Club) and a truck repair shop. The site has approximately 10,000 people...

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