Dozens of Superfund sites in New Jersey

The United States Environmental Protection Agency makes distinctions between land for redevelopment that has been designated as Superfund areas and other contaminated sites such as brownfields.

For the former, there are nearly 60 sites in New Jersey that have passed a certain level of remediation to be declared safe for reuse, and these are now home to everything from ongoing industrial operations to wildlife habitats.

The EPA maintains a historical overview of each of these sites, but also updates their current status and usage, which are the qualifiers that New Jersey 101.5 has compiled here.

American Cyanamid Co.

TD Bank Baseball Stadium

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Where: Bridgewater
  • What is it now? : TD Bank Ballpark (home of the Somerset Patriots), NJ Transit Bridgewater station, Van Horne House, commercial space
  • Superfund profile page

Asbestos deposit

  • Where: Millington (Long Hill)
  • What is it now? : Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, commercial space
  • Superfund profile page

Bog Creek Farm

bog stream

Environmental Protection Agency

Brick Township Landfill

Brick solar panels

Environmental Protection Agency

Burnt Fly Bog

Chemical Insecticide Corp.

Metuchen-Edison Community Dog Park

Environmental Protection Agency

Chemical Leaman Tank Lines Inc.

Chemsol Inc.

Ciba-Geigy Corp.

Ciba Geigy

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Where: Toms River
  • What is it now? : Owned by BASF, used for environmental science education, wildlife refuge, solar panel array
  • Superfund profile page

Township of Cinnaminson (Block 702) Groundwater Contamination

  • Where: Cinnaminson / Delran
  • What is it now? : Commercial, industrial and residential space; PSE&G solar panel
  • Superfund profile page

Cooper Road

Curcio Ferraille Inc.

Curtis Specialty Papers Inc.

Curtis website

Environmental Protection Agency

From Rewal Chemical Co.

Rewal Site

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Where: Kingwood
  • What’s there now?: Recreational space, bird habitat, bike path; Native American artifacts discovered during cleanup
  • Superfund profile page

Delilah Road

Diamond Alkali Co.

  • Where: Newark
  • What is it now? : Still under development; Newark Riverfront Park open nearby
  • Superfund profile page

Fair Lawn Pit Field

federal creosote

  • Where: Manville
  • What is it now? : Residential space, with some residents relocated and old houses demolished
  • Superfund profile page

Former Kil-Tone Company

Garden State Cleaners Co.

  • Where: Buena
  • What is it now? : Vacant and available for redevelopment, zoned for commercial use
  • Superfund profile page

Garfield Groundwater Contamination

Glen Ridge Radium Site

  • Where: Bloomfield / East Orange / Glen Ridge
  • What is it now? : Commercial and residential space
  • Superfund profile page

Grand Street Mercury

Higgins elimination

Early Acres

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Where: Franklin Township (Somerset County)
  • What is it now? : Hasty Acres riding school, truck repair shop, residence
  • Superfund profile page

Higgins Farm

Higgins Farm

Environmental Protection Agency

Iceland GW Plume coin-operated washing area

Imperial Oil Co., Inc./Champion Chemicals

Imperial Oil website

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Where: Morganville (Marlboro)
  • What is it now? : Protected wetlands, box turtle habitat, commercial and residential spaces available
  • Superfund profile page

Industrial Latex Corp.

Jackson Township Landfill

Ocean County Model Club

Environmental Protection Agency

Johnson & Tours

Landfill and Development Co.

Discharge & Development

Environmental Protection Agency

LCP Chemicals Inc.

  • Where: Linden
  • What is it now? : Cleanup continues, including demolition of buildings and restoration of wetlands
  • Superfund profile page

Lightman Drum Company

Lipari Landfill

Alcyon Lake Park

Environmental Protection Agency

Matteo & Son Inc.

Maywood Chemical Co.

  • Where: Lodi / Maywood / Rochelle Park
  • What is it now? : Chemical manufacturing Stepan Company, three parks, fire station, commercial and residential space
  • Superfund profile page

Monitor Devices Inc./Intercircuits Inc.

Montclair/West Orange Radium Site

Montgomery Township Housing Development

  • Where: Montgomery
  • What is it now? : Montgomery Township Shopping Center, residential space
  • Superfund profile page

Myers Property

NL Industries

  • Where: Pedricktown (Oldmans Township)
  • What is it now? : Storage of surplus industrial equipment
  • Superfund profile page

Grandpa Field

  • Where: Town of Boonton
  • What is it now? : Reopened recreational facility including Little League field, walking path, playground, basketball court, gazebo and concession stand
  • Superfund profile page

Pijak Farm

Pijak Farm

Environmental Protection Agency

PJP Discharge

PJP Discharge

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Where: Jersey City
  • What is it now? : Portions of the site belonging to Prologis and the city of Jersey City
  • Superfund profile page

Pohatcong Valley Groundwater Contamination

  • Where: Warren County
  • What is it now? : Agricultural, commercial, industrial and residential space

Landfill price

  • Where: Township of Egg Harbor / Pleasantville
  • What is it now? : Atlantic City Electric Solar Panels
  • Superfund profile page

Radiation Technology Inc.

  • Where: Township of Rockaway
  • What is it now? : Sterigenics International Radiation Sterilization Facility
  • Superfund profile page

Raritan Bay Milkman

Ringwood mines/dump

  • Where: Ringwood
  • What is it now? : Ringwood Borough garage, state park, commercial and residential space, future municipal recycling center

Riverside industrial park

  • Where: Newark
  • What is it now? : Commercial and industrial space, site partly owned by the City of Newark
  • Superfund profile page

Roebling Steel Co.

Roebling Museum

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Where: Florence
  • What is it now? : NJ Transit Light Rail Station, Roebling Museum, Riverside Park
  • Superfund profile page

Rolling Knolls LF

  • Where: Green Village (Morris County)
  • What is it now? : 15 hectares are part of the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
  • Superfund profile page

South Brunswick Landfill

Spence Farm

standard chlorine

Universal Petroleum Products (Chemical Division)

East Rutherford Shopping Center

Environmental Protection Agency
  • Where: East Rutherford
  • What is it now? : retail space, NJ Transit Pascack Valley line, utility storage
  • Superfund profile page

Ventron/Velsicol

Vineland Chemical Co., Inc.

Welsbach & General Gas Mantle (Camden Radiation)

  • Where: Camden / City of Gloucester
  • What is it now? : Waterfront South Theatre, Sports Complexes, Gloucester Marine Terminal, Gloucester City Middle School
  • Superfund profile page

Patrick Lavery is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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