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Main Title Superfund record of decision : De Rewal Chemical, NJ : first remedial action : final /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/ROD/R02-89/087
Stock Number PB90-153735
OCLC Number 23093712
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--New Jersey. ; De Rewal Chemical (N.J.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Cost analysis ; Solid waste disposal ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Solid waste management ; Heavy metals ; Liquid waste disposal ; Soil contamination ; Kingswood Township(New Jersey) ; Volatile organic compounds
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD RPS EPA ROD-R02-89-087 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB90-153735 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 51 p.
The De Rewal Chemical site is in Kingswood Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey. The 3.7-acre site lies within the 100-year floodplain of the Delaware River and consists of a former dumping area, a garage, a private residence, and a building formerly occupied by the De Rewal Chemical Company. Between 1970 and 1973 the De Rewal Chemical Company reportedly manufactured and stored a textile preservative and an agricultural fungicide onsite. The State discovered De Rewal Chemical Company's improper chemical handling practices in 1972 but was unsuccessful in forcing the company to comply with permit requirements. The De Rewal Chemical Company continued to improperly dump chemicals onsite including one incident in which a tank truck containing 3,000 to 5,000 gallons of highly acidic chromium solution was allowed to drain onto the soil and eventually to the Delaware River. In 1973 the State ordered the company to excavate and place contaminated soil on an impermeable liner. The company reportedly only placed a portion of the contaminated soil on an uncovered plastic sheet before filing for bankruptcy. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil and ground water are VOCs including PCE, TCE, and toluene; other organics including PAHs; and metals including chromium and lead.
"Sept. 1989." "PB90-153735." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R02-89/087."