Superfund Site:

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

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Lindsay Carrera
(212) 637-3621

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 a former vinyl wall covering manufacturing facility located in Wharton Township. The facility operated on the 14.5-acre property from 1943 to 1987, 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, the site groundwater is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are potentially harmful contaminants that easily evaporate into the air.  Small amounts of site-related contaminants have also been found in Rockaway River sediment and in a drainage channel located adjacent to ...
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