Superfund Site: BROOK INDUSTRIAL PARK
BOUND BROOK, NJ

Superfund Site Profile


SITE BACKGROUND

The Brook Industrial Park, a 4 1/2-acre complex of light industries and warehouses, lies on the northern bank of the Raritan River in an industrialized area of Bound Brook. The site is flanked by railroads, and commercial and residential areas. The Industrial Park consists of three buildings, referred to as Stirling Center, Blue Spruce and National Metal. Industrial, chemical, and pesticide production and storage began in 1971. Operations from various tenants were cited for poor housekeeping and waste disposal practices. As a result, it is believed that contamination migrated into building basement materials, surrounding site soils and the site groundwater. Public wells within 3 miles of the site provide water to an estimated 290,000 people. The Raritan River, adjacent to the site, is used for recreational and commercial purposes