Superfund Site:

W.R. GRACE & CO., INC./WAYNE INTERIM STORAGE SITE (USDOE)
WAYNE TOWNSHIP, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Wanda Ayala
(212) 637-3676

Remedial Project Manager
DOUG POCZE
(212) 637-4432

Site Location

Street Address:
868 BLACK OAK RIDGE ROAD, WAYNE TOWNSHIP, NJ 07470

Background

The W.R. Grace & Co./Wayne Interim Storage site is located in Wayne Township, New Jersey. The 6-acre area was used by Rare Earths, Inc. between 1948 and 1957 to extract thorium and rare earth metals from monazite ore. In 1957, a division of W.R. Grace & Co. Inc. acquired the facility and continued to process monazite ore at the site until 1971. Radioactive waste and contaminated building rubble were stored in burial pits on site. In 1974, W.R. Grace closed the facility and decontaminated the site. In 1980, radiological surface contamination was discovered at the processing facility site and on ...
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