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Sunoco Incorporated R&M Eagle Point Refinery

Other (Former) Nameas of Site: Texaco, Coastal Eagle Point Oil Company

EPA Identification Number: NJD990753162
Facility Location: Route 295 & 130, Westville, West Deptford Township, New Jersey 08093 Link to the site map
Facility Contact: Brad Fish, (610) 833-3433, BLFISH@sunocoinc.com
EPA Contact: Sameh Abdellatif, (212) 637-4103 abdellatif.sameh@epa.gov
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager: Haiyesh Shah, (609) 633-0718, haiyesh.shah@dep.state.nj.us
Last Updated: May 2011
Environmental Indicator Status: Human Exposures Under Control [PDF 101.01 KB, 15 pp] has been verified.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control: No status has been recorded.

Site Description

Sunoco, Inc. - R&M Eagle Point Refinery is located on Route 295 & 130 in West Deptford, New Jersey. The site is a 1,000-acre oil refinery on the Delaware River, 550 acres of which is an active production area. The property was once a tomato-processing factory, but became a U.S. Army munitions depot during World Wars I and II. Texaco acquired the property from the U.S. government in 1948 and began petroleum refining operations there in 1949. Coastal Oil purchased the refinery in May 1985. In January 2004 Sunoco, Inc. (R&M) purchased the refinery. However, in February 2010 Sunoco announced the permanent shotdown of the Eagle Point Refinery.

EPA and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) permits, issued in 1992, impose cleanup requirements on Coastal.

Potential Threats and Contaminants

The environmental threats at the site include soil and groundwater that are contaminated with metals (arsenic, lead, and chromium) and organics (petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, benzene, xylene and toluene) associated with petroleum refining.

The main sources responsible for the contamination include the landfill, gasoline storage tanks, unlined disposal areas, roll-off storage area, drum storage area, underground product line leaks, lagoon area, tank-farm drainage, four unlined trenches that received petroleum residues, and the landfarm, which received hazardous waste and is subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) closure requirements. A landfarm, or land-treatment unit is an area where waste is incorporated into the surface soil in a controlled manner for the purpose of biological treatment.

Cleanup Approach and Progress

Coastal has done the following:

The company must further delineate the contamination at each area of concern, develop cleanup strategies and a long-term groundwater monitoring program and implement them. The land use and groundwater use at the site and surrounding area will be restricted where contamination exceeds residential standards.

Site Repository

Copies of supporting technical documents and correspondence cited in the site fact sheet are available for public review at the following location:

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Solid & Hazardous Waste
Records Center
401 E. State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 777-3373

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) makes available its public records through formal request under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA).


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