EPA Superfund Program: VENTRON/VELSICOL, WOOD RIDGE BOROUGH, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

The Ventron/Velsicol site is located in Wood-Ridge Borough, New Jersey. A mercury processing plant operated at the site from 1929 until 1974. About 160 tons of process waste such as mercury may have been buried on the 40-acre property. Soils, sediments, surface water and groundwater are contaminated with mercury. Off-site sediments and surface water are also contaminated with mercury and other contaminants. Migration of site-related contaminants affected neighboring wetlands. After immediate actions to protect human health and the environment, the site’s long-term cleanup is ongoing.

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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Insufficient Data
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No