Superfund Site Profile
The Bridgeport Rental and Oil Services (BROS) site is a 30-acre property in Logan Township, New Jersey, one mile east of Bridgeport and two miles south of the Delaware River. The site was the location of a waste oil storage and recovery facility from 1960 to 1981. The area included a 13-acre waste lagoon and a tank farm with approximately 100 tanks and process vessels. Initial estimates indicated that the lagoon contained about 2.5 million gallons of oil contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), 80,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sediments and sludge, and 70 million gallons of contaminated wastewater. The waste lagoon breached its dike in the early 1970s, causing widespread damage to nearby wetlands. Groundwater was contaminated by leakage and releases from the waste lagoon. The site’s long-term cleanup is ongoing.