Superfund Site Profile
The Diamond Head Oil Refinery Site, located in Kearny, New Jersey, is a 15-acre area located near the Hackensack Meadowlands. The Site was the former location of a waste oil reprocessing facility from 1946 to 1979. During facility operations, two aboveground storage tanks, and possibly underground pits, were used to store oily wastes. These wastes were intermittently discharged directly to adjacent properties, including the wetland area to the south of the site, creating an “oil lake.” Facility operations contaminated soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater with Light Non-Aqueous Phase Liquids (LNAPL), volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds, PCBs, dioxin/furans, pesticides, and heavy metals. Currently, EPA is in the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) stage for OU2, and is revisiting the OU1 LNAPL source area remedy.