Superfund Site:

NEW CASTLE SPILL
NEW CASTLE, DE

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry-C Johnson
(215) 814-3239

Remedial Project Manager
Christian Matta
(410) 305-2777

Site Location

Street Address:
900 WILMINGTON ROAD, NEW CASTLE, DE 197203638

Background

The New Castle Spill Site, located in New Castle County, Delaware, is a six-acre site used for many years by the Witco Chemical Company (Witco) to process materials used in the production of plastic foam.. The site is no longer active. Witco stored drums containing pre-polymer feedstocks and spent solvents on the southern boundary of the property adjacent to the New Castle Board of Water and Light (NCBW&L) property. In 1977, employees of NCBW&L noticed dead grass near the drum storage area, apparently the result of chemical spills on the Witco property. DNREC then directed the NCBW&L to pump the ...
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