horseshoe road

The Horseshoe Road site is a 12-acre property located in Sayreville, New Jersey, near the Raritan River. The former chemical processing site includes three adjacent areas: (1) the Horseshoe Road Drum Dump; (2) the former Atlantic Development Corporation facility; and (3) the Sayreville Pesticide Dump. These three areas have been grouped together as one site on the National Priorities List (NPL) based on their close proximity, and the assumption that the contaminants are commingled and threatening the same resources. The former Atlantic Resources Corporation site is also located on Horseshoe Road but is not part of the Horseshoe Road NPL site; however, portions of the Atlantic Resources site were included in the site remedial investigation. The area around the site includes residential properties, and contains business, commercial, and industrial areas as well. About 63 residential properties are located within 1/2 mile of the site, and about 14,000 people obtain drinking water from public wells within 4 miles of the site. The Site first came to EPA’s attention in 1981, when a brush fire at the Horseshoe Road Drum Dump exposed approximately 70 partially filled drums containing acetonitrile, silver cyanide and ethyl acetate. The Horseshoe Road Drum Dump was used for disposal from 1972 into the early 1980s. The Sayreville Pesticide Dump was also used for disposal, from about 1957 into the early 1980s. The Atlantic Development Corporation facility contained three buildings that were owned or leased by many companies during the years of operation. Historical aerial photography indicates that the area was developed in the early 1950s and operated into the early 1980s. The operations included the production of roofing materials (coal tar and asbestos), sealants, polymers, urethane and epoxy resins, resin pigments, wetting agents, pesticide intermediates and recycled chlorinated solvents. Site Responsibility: The site is being addressed through Federal, State and potentially responsible party actions.

Hazardous Ranking Score

51 / 100

A score of 28.5 or higher qualifies a site for the Superfund National Priority List.

Regional Contact

Region 2
Phone: (877) 251-4575

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Site Inspection
Preliminary Assessment
Final Listing On NPL

Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


        African American
        American Indian and Alaska Native
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        People living
        within a 1 mile radius


        Average Income


        Occupied homes

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