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EPA to Clean Up Horseshoe Road and Atlantic Resources Corporation Superfund Sites

Release Date: 10/21/2004
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(#04159) NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Contaminated soil and debris at the Horseshoe Road and the adjoining Atlantic Resources Corporation sites in Sayreville, New Jersey will be cleaned up, according to a plan announced today by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA's plan also includes the long-term monitoring of ground water at both sites. Soil and ground water at the sites are contaminated with a variety of organic and inorganic compounds, including arsenic, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, methoxychlor, 1,2-dichloroethane and trichloroethylene.

"We selected a cleanup plan for the Horseshoe Road and Atlantic Resources Corporation sites that will remove the sources of contamination that threaten ground water and pose a long-term risk to the community," said EPA Regional Administrator Jane M. Kenny. "Our efforts will now be focused on starting the work as soon as possible."

The Horseshoe Road site was listed on EPA's National Priorities List (NPL) in September 1995, and the Atlantic Resources Corporation site was placed on the NPL in September 2002. The two sites are being cleaned up jointly in phases. In the first phase, completed in 2003, buildings and above-ground structures were demolished and disposed of. Under EPA's current plan, the Agency will excavate and dispose of approximately 62,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and debris, and monitor ground water to determine if further actions are needed. A third phase will address sediments in an adjoining marsh and river.