WOODBROOK ROAD DUMP
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ
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The Woodbrook Road Dump site is a 70-acre inactive dumping area located on two properties in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Dumps operated on the two properties during the 1940s and 1950s, accepting household and industrial wastes until the State of New Jersey shut them down in 1958. Texas Eastern Terminal Company (TETCO) purchased the properties by 1972. Partially buried, leaking capacitors were discovered in September 1999. After the capacitors were removed, an investigation found soils contaminated with high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). The investigation was completed in 2013 which identified PCBs as the contaminant of concern. A Record of Decision was signed in September 2013 selecting a remedy for excavation and off-site disposal of soil and debris contaminated with PCBs at concentrations greater than 1.0 ppm on the site. The site is currently in the remedial design phase of the project.
What Has Been Done to Clean Up the Site?
What Is the Current Site Status?
From 2014 to 2016, a remedial design sampling investigation was conducted in the Eastern and Western Dumps to further delineate the contaminated soil and debris that exceed the remediation goal. The sampling results were used to estimate the extent of soil and debris excavation. Negotiations with the responsible party, TETCO, are on-going.