Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

GOLDISC RECORDINGS, INC.
HOLBROOK, NY

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The 34-acre Goldisc Recordings, Inc. Superfund site is located in an industrial section of Long Island, New York. The site includes two one-story buildings on six acres with three acres of pavement. Between 1968 and 1983, two major companies operated at the site. Viewlex Audio Visual, Inc. manufactured audio visual and optical devices in one building. Goldisc Recordings, Inc. manufactured phonograph records in the second building. Wastes generated at the site included large amounts of nickel-plating wastes stored in aboveground storage tanks, hydraulic oil and smaller amounts of solvents. Site leaks and spills contaminated site soil and groundwater with heavy metals. In 1986, EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup activities included the removal and off-site disposal of contaminated soils and dry well sediment located on-site. EPA routinely tested groundwater as part of a monitored natural attenuation program to address contaminated groundwater. EPA completed cleanup activities in 1998. The successful cleanup of the site allowed for the redevelopment of the site, which already included many commercial businesses. Consumers Kitchens and Baths operates out of the former Goldisc Recordings, Inc. building. Other site businesses include a ceramic tile company, a carton facility, a distribution center and assorted dry-goods operations. The most significant redevelopment activity that occurred at the site was construction of a Federal Express distribution center. The distribution center currently operates on part of the previously undeveloped site property.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on 8 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 473 people and generated an estimated $33,622,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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