Superfund Site: CURCIO SCRAP METAL, INC.
SADDLE BROOK TWP, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Curcio Scrap Metal, Inc. (CSMI) site is located in Saddle Brook Township, New Jersey. The 1-acre site is an active scrap metal yard that contains 10,950 square feet of warehouse and office space. CSMI and Cirello Iron and Steel Company (CISC) recycle scrap iron, copper, aluminum and other ferrous and non-ferrous metals at this active yard. In 1982, CSMI received shipments of 50 electrical transformers. While cutting the transformers, oil containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) spilled on the ground. Groundwater and soil were also contaminated with heavy metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs are potentially harmful contaminants that can easily evaporate into the air. Soil cleanup has been completed. Groundwater cleanup is ongoing.