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Chemical Control Corporation

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000042360
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.1 MB
Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Chemical Control Corporation  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
Language: English
Subject: Ecology, Natural resource issues, Environemtal protection
Collections: Environmental Awareness Library Collection
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Publisher: United States Environmental Protection Agency


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Excerpt: Site Description The Chemical Control Corporation (CCC) site consists of a 2-acre parcel of land adjacent to the Elizabeth River. The site area, formerly a marsh, is flat and barely above sea level. The surrounding area is mostly industrial. From 1970 to 1978, CCC operated as a hazardous waste storage, treatment, and disposal facility, accepting various types of chemicals including: acids, arsenic, bases, cyanides, flammable solvents, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), compressed gases, biological agents, and pesticides. Throughout its operations, CCC was cited for discharge and waste storage violations. In 1979, the State of New Jersey initiated a site cleanup that included removal of bulk solids and liquids, drums at and below the soil surface, gas cylinders, infectious wastes, radioactive wastes, highly explosive liquids, debris, tanks, and 3 feet of soil. Excavated soil areas were replaced with a 3-foot gravel cover. An explosion and fire in 1980 interrupted the site cleanup and created additional cleanup needs; the site was completely destroyed and reportedly, drums of burning waste launched into the air. Contaminated runoff from fire fighting efforts entered the Elizabeth River. After the fire and explosion, the preliminary cleanup was accelerated and was completed in 1981. There are approximately 14,250 residents within 1 mile of the site. One residence is located within 200 feet of the site, and densely populated neighborhoods are located across the Elizabeth River.

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