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Superfund Program Implements the Recovery Act

Horseshoe Road Superfund Site

Sayreville, New Jersey

Site Description
The Horseshoe Road site is a 12‑acre property located in Sayreville, NJ, near the Raritan River.  The site contained three buildings that were owned by the Atlantic Development Corporation and leased by many companies from the early 1950s to the early 1980s.  The various operations over time included the production of roofing materials, sealants, polymers, urethane and epoxy resins, resin pigments and wetting agents.  The site contaminants include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), metals, pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).  The former chemical processing site includes three adjacent areas that EPA grouped together as one site on the National Priorities List (NPL).  The area around the site includes residential properties as well as business, commercial and industrial areas.  About 63 residential properties are located within a half mile of the site, and about 14,000 people obtain drinking water from public wells within four miles.

Cleanup Activities to Date
EPA listed the site on the NPL in 1995, and has been addressing it in several stages that include initial and as well as long-term cleanup activities. Cleanup actions undertaken have included demolition and removal of contaminated buildings, and removal and disposal of hazardous chemicals stored/abandoned on-site.

Recovery Act Project Activity
EPA will use the $5million in Recovery Act funds to speed up the cleanup of the remaining on-site soils that act as a source of contamination to the ground water and surface water, which drain into the Raritan River. The third and final phase is a combined remedy with the Atlantic Resources Corporation site, and will address sediments in the marsh and river. Mobilization for the initiation of field activities occurred in June 2009.

Project construction work using Recovery Act funds was complete in 4Q FY2010.

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