Superfund Site:

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

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Wanda Ayala
(212) 637-3676

Remedial Project Manager
Patricia Pierre
(212) 637-3865

Site Location

Street Address:
170 N MAIN STREET, WHARTON BOROUGH, NJ 07885

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 ...
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