Superfund Site: CORNELL DUBILIER ELECTRONICS INC.
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. (CDE) site is located in South Plainfield, New Jersey. The former CDE facility, encompassing 26 acres in size, was previously used by a variety of commercial and industrial tenants. CDE operated at the facility from 1936 to 1962, manufacturing electronic components, including capacitors containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and chlorinated organic solvents. The company disposed of PCB-contaminated materials and other hazardous substances directly on the property soils. CDE's activities led to widespread contamination of soil, sediment and groundwater with PCBs, metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The site’s long-term cleanup is ongoing.