Superfund Site Profile
The Witco Chemical Corporation site is located in Oakland, New Jersey. Witco Chemical Corporation (Witco) operates a technical research facility for the development of specialty chemicals at this 9-acre area. From 1966 through 1984, the company neutralized laboratory wastewater in an underground tank and then discharged it into a network of six unlined subsurface seepage pits. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) inspected the operation in 1982. Petroleum hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) were detected in soil and groundwater samples. Immediate actions to protect human health and the environment eliminated the threat of exposure to contamination at the site. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in November 1993.
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