Superfund Site: DAYCO CORP./L.E CARPENTER CO.
WHARTON BOROUGH, NJ

Superfund Site Profile


SITE BACKGROUND

The Dayco Corp./L.E. Carpenter Company site is located in Wharton Township.  A former vinyl wall covering manufacturing facility operated at the 14.5-acre site, generating various solid and liquid wastes that were disposed of in unlined, on-site lagoons, located approximately 20 feet from the Rockaway River.  As a result of these disposal practices, site groundwater is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are potentially harmful contaminants that easily evaporate in the air.  Small amounts of site-related contaminants have been found in Rockaway River sediment and in a drainage channel located adjacent to the site.

Initial cleanup actions to protect human health and the environment have been completed. Long-term cleanup activities are ongoing.