Superfund Site: HORSESHOE ROAD

Superfund Site Profile


The Horseshoe Road site is a 12-acre property located in Sayreville, New Jersey, near the Raritan River. The Horseshoe Road site contains three distinct areas. The first area is the Atlantic Development  Corporation (ADC) Facility, which was used for chemical processing of coal tar, asbestos, sealants, epoxy resins, and pesticides, as well as other solvents and potentially harmful chemicals. The ADC facility contained three buildings that were owned or leased by many companies during the years of operation.  The second area is the Horseshoe Road Drum Dump, which was used for disposal from 1972 into the early 1980s. The last area, the Sayreville Pesticide Dump, was also used for disposal, from about 1957 into the early 1980s.

Historical aerial photography indicates that the area was developed in the early 1950s and operated into the early 1980s.

The neighboring Atlantic Resources site was a precious metals recovery operation. Both sites were originally addressed together as the Horseshoe Road site. In response to concerns from a responsible party group, Atlantic Resources was listed as a separate Superfund site. However, the remedies for both sites have been addressed together in three Records of Decision (RODs) due to their close proximity and intermixing of contaminant plumes.