Superfund Site: SWOPE OIL & CHEMICAL CO.
PENNSAUKEN TOWNSHIP, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

 

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Swope Oil & Chemical Company Site is approximately 2 acres in size and located at 8281 National Highway in an industrial area of Pennsauken Township, Camden County, New Jersey. From 1965 to through Decemebr 1979, the Swope Oil & Chemical Company operated a chemical reclamation facility which processed solvents, oil, paints and other chemical compounds. Waste disposal operations contaminated groundwater and soil with hazardous chemicals.

Risks at the Site included polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), semivolitile organic compounds (SVOCs) and volititle organic compounds (VOCs) in the surface soil.  The subsurface soils were contamianted with SVOCs and VOCs.  The groundwater contamaintion consists primarily of chlorinated VOCs.

Site cleanup has been completed and groundwater monitoring is ongoing.