Superfund Site:

WELSBACH & GENERAL GAS MANTLE (CAMDEN RADIATION)
CAMDEN AND GLOUCESTER CIT, NJ

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Sophia Rini
(212) 637-3670

Remedial Project Manager
Ira-Perry Katz
(212) 637-4426

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Site Location

Street Address:
6 AREAS IN CAMDEN AND GLOUCESTER CITY, CAMDEN AND GLOUCESTER CIT, NJ 08030

Background

The Welsbach & General Gas Mantle Contamination site is located in the cities of Camden and Gloucester City, New Jersey. The site includes two former incandescent gas mantle manufacturing facilities, as well as nearly 1,000 residential, commercial, industrial and recreational properties. The Welsbach Company manufactured gas mantles at its facility in Gloucester City from the 1890s through the 1940s, while the General Gas Mantle Facility (GGM) operated in Camden from 1912 to 1941. As part of the process to make the gas mantles, the radioactive substance thorium was used to make the mantles glow brighter. Some of the waste materials ...
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