Superfund Site:

MONTCLAIR/WEST ORANGE RADIUM SITE
MONTCLAIR/WEST ORANGE, 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:
N/A, MONTCLAIR/WEST ORANGE, NJ 07044

Background

The site is located in Montclair and West Orange, New Jersey. The 120-acre area included 469 residential properties and 10 municipal properties. Soil at the site was contaminated with radioactive waste materials suspected to have originated from nearby radium-processing facilities that operated in the early 1900s. Houses were later built on or near radium waste disposal areas. Some of the radium-contaminated soil was used as fill in the low-lying areas, and some was mixed with cement for sidewalks and foundations. This site is similar to the nearby Glen Ridge Radium Superfund site, which also had radium-contaminated soils from the same ...
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