Superfund Site: EVOR PHILLIPS LEASING
OLD BRIDGE TOWNSHIP, NJ
Superfund Site Profile
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The Evor Phillips Leasing (EPL) site covers six acres in Old Bridge Township. The surrounding area is largely industrial. In the early 1970s, the site was used for various waste treatment, hauling and disposal businesses. The site also contained nineteen horizontal furnaces which were used for the incineration of photographic film and printed circuit boards. Two former surface impoundments, used for the neutralization of caustic and acidic waste waters, were located in the northeast area of the site. The impoundments were unlined, enabling contaminants to migrate through the soil to groundwater, and surface water resulting in widespread soil, surface water and groundwater contamination. A State investigation conducted in 1982 estimated that approximately 150 drums containing chemicals were buried at the site. The Sayreville municipal wellfield is located approximately 1,000 feet southwest, and the City of Perth Amboy wellfield is located approximately 3,000 feet southwest of the site. All nearby residents have discontinued use of private wells and are now served by a municipal water supply.