Superfund Site: ATLANTIC RESOURCES, SAYREVILLE, NJ
Superfund Site Profile
The Atlantic Resources site is a 4.5-acre property located in Sayreville, New Jersey, near the Raritan River. The Atlantic Resources Corporation facility was a precious metals recovery operation. Gold and silver were recovered by incineration and smelting, or acid etching, from fly ash, x-ray and photographic film, circuit boards, building material and other waste materials. Waste solvents were also accepted for use as fuel in the incinerators. The Atlantic Resources Corporation owned and operated the facility from 1972 until it filed for bankruptcy in 1985. Operations at the site go back to the late 30s, as indicated by historical aerial photography. The Atlantic Resources site is being addressed with the neighboring Horseshoe Road site due to their close proximity and intermixing of contaminant plumes. The Horseshoe Road site contained several buildings that were used to process epoxy resins, epoxy pigments and roofing materials as well as other products. The remedies for both sites have been addressed together in three Records of Decision.