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Universal Oil Products

By Environmental Protection Agency

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Book Id: WPLBN0000046481
Format Type: PDF eBook
File Size: 0.1 MB
Reproduction Date: 2007
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Title: Universal Oil Products  
Author: Environmental Protection Agency
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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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Agency, E. P. (n.d.). Universal Oil Products. Retrieved from http://worldlibrary.net.cn/


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Excerpt: Site Description The Universal Oil Products site is located on 75 acres site along Route 17 in East Rutherford. Various chemicals were manufactured there from 1932 until 1979, when the company ceased operations and dismantled the plant. The company also recovered solvents and waste chemicals at the site from 1960 through 1979. Approximately 4 2 million gallons of waste solvents and solid chemical wastes were dumped into two unlined lagoons during this time, which resulted in contamination of the soil, surface water, and groundwater. Approximately 36,500 people within 3 miles of the site depend on groundwater for their source of drinking water. Groundwater also provides process cooling water to local industries. The site is in the coastal wetland management area of the Hackensack River Basin. Berry's Creek borders the southeastern part of the site, and Ackerman's Creek, which is a tributary to Berry's Creek, passes through the site. Berry's Creek joins the Hackensack River about 3 2 miles downstream from the site. Local residents use the area's surface water for recreation.

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