Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. NPL Site

State TrusteeState of New Jersey
Federal TrusteeDepartment of Commerce
AO Bureau

Also Known As

Hamilton Industrial Park

Incident Type

Chemical

State

New Jersey

Case Status

Restoration

Location

Bound Brook

Authority

Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds, Recreational Use Loss, Anadromous Fish

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

$27,863,651.87

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$587,519.49

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

$28,046,404.84

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Case Description

Cornell Dubilier Electronics, Inc. operated at the site from 1936 to 1962, manufacturing electronic parts and components, including capacitors. The company dumped material contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other hazardous substances directly onto site soils during its operations. The site is currently known as Hamilton Industrial Park, and since, Cornell-Dubilier Electronics departure, has been occupied by numerous commercial businesses. EPA has detected PCBs in the, ground water, soil and in building interiors at the industrial park and at nearby residential, commercial and municipal properties. EPA also has detected PCBs in the surface water and sediments of the Bound Brook, which crosses the site’s southeast corner. A pre-1991 investigation conducted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in the vicinity of the former CDE facility revealed significant ground water contamination consisting mainly of the volatile organic compounds, trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene. Due to widespread contamination, residential wells in the area were closed and residents hooked up to a city water supply.

The Bound Brook, a tributary to the Raritan River, is adjacent to the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Site., Credit: Reyhan Mehran/NOAA


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Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Settlement

 Complaint Complaint 08/28/2012
 Consent Decree Consent Decree 02/24/2015

Restoration

 Restoration Plan 2021 FINAL RESTORATION PLAN AND ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FOR THE CORNELL-DUBILIER ELECTRONICS, INC. SUPERFUND SITE 08/01/2021
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Draft RPEA 02/04/2021

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Case Contact

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