Superfund Site:

MAYWOOD CHEMICAL CO.
MAYWOOD/ROCHELLE PARK, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Wanda Ayala
(212) 637-3676

Remedial Project Manager
Betsy Donovan
(212) 637-4369

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Site Location

Street Address:
RTE 17 & GROVE ST
MAYWOOD/ROCHELLE PARK, NJ 07607

Background

The Maywood Chemical Superfund Site is located on more than 90 properties in Maywood, Lodi and Rochelle Park, Bergen County, about 10 miles west of New York City. From 1916 through 1955, the Maywood Chemical Works processed radioactive thorium ore on site, which resulted in residual radioactive thorium waste. Other processing activities generated various types of chemical wastes. These waste materials were used as fill on site and at nearby properties, resulting in chemical and radioactive contamination over much of the local area.

The site is being cleaned up by two separate entities – the federal government’s U.S. Army Corps of ...
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