Superfund Site Profile

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The Grand Street Mercury site is located at 720 and 722-732 Grand Street in Hoboken, New Jersey. The area includes a former industrial building converted into 16 residential studio spaces (722-732 Grand Street), a townhouse formerly used for various purposes, which was also intended for residential conversion (720 Grand Street), and an adjacent asphalt-covered parking lot. Mercury, believed to be associated with the use of vacuum pumps containing mercury and the manufacture of mercury vapor lamps and mercury-containing switches, is prevalent throughout the buildings and the parking lot. Mercury vapor lamps and numerous other types of lamps requiring lesser amounts of mercury in the manufacturing process were made at a facility on site from 1910 to about 1965. All planned remedial actions for the site have been completed. Under current conditions at the site, potential or actual human exposures are under control. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in August 2007.