Superfund Site:

GLEN RIDGE RADIUM SITE
GLEN RIDGE, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Patricia Seppi
(646) 369-0068

Remedial Project Manager
Betsy Donovan
(212) 637-4369

Site Location

Street Address:
CARTERET ST, GLEN RIDGE, NJ 07028

Background

The Glen Ridge Radium site is located in the towns of Glen Ridge, Bloomfield and East Orange, New Jersey. The 130-acre area includes 430 residential properties and 14 municipal properties. Soil at the site was contaminated with radioactive waste materials suspected to have come from nearby radium-processing facilities that operated in the early 1900s. Later, houses were built on or near radium waste disposal areas. Some of the radium-contaminated soil was used as fill in low-lying areas. Some was mixed with cement for sidewalks and foundations. The site is similar to the Montclair/West Orange Radium site, which also had radium-contaminated ...
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