Superfund Site:

U.S. RADIUM CORP.
ORANGE, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Patricia Seppi
(646) 369-0068

Remedial Project Manager
Anne Rosenblatt
(212) 637-4347

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Site Location

Street Address:
ALDEN & HIGH STS AND OTHER ADDRESSES, ORANGE, NJ 07050

Background

The U.S. Radium Corp. site is located in Orange, New Jersey. From 1917 to 1926, the U.S. Radium Corporation operated a radium processing plant at the 2-acre area. Waste from the plant was disposed of on and off the facility property, contaminating the site and nearby properties with radium-226. Radium-226 emits ionizing radiation and decays into radon gas. When people are directly exposed to radiation, inhale radioactive dust particles, or inadvertently ingest radioactive particles they may suffer adverse health effects in the form of an increased risk of certain types of cancer. After immediate actions to protect human health and ...
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