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Curtiss-Wright EPD

Other (Former) Names of Site: Ingersoll Rand Company, Ingersoll-Dresser Company, Flowserve Corp.

EPA Identification Number: NJD002395382
Facility Location: Cameron Drive, Phillipsburg, New Jersey 08865   Link to the site map
Facility Contact: Dawn Horst, (732) 652-6723
EPA Contact: Alan Straus, (212) 637-4160, straus.alan@epa.gov
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager:

Jill McKenzie, (609) 292-1993, jill.mckenzie@dep.state.nj.us

Last Updated: February 2014
Environmental Indicator Status Human Exposures Under Control: No status has been reported.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control: No status has been reported. 

Site Description

The site is located in Phillipsburg, New Jersey and was operated by Ingersoll Rand Company. Ingersoll Rand began facility construction in 1903 and produced products such as pumps, turbo equipment, air and gas compressors, rock drills, and mining equipment.  An iron and steel foundry was operated at the site to process the raw materials for manufacturing operations. Since 1973, facility operations declined and restructuring activities resulted in closing or moving facility operations. Ingersoll Rand sold the property in 2004 to Preferred Real Estate Investments, Inc. (PREI) 

Current activities conducted at the site include pump research, design, assembly, and associated activities by Curtis Wright and FlowServe. Other activities conducted at the site include structural steel fabrication by Stateline, snap ring manufacturing by Truarc, insurance agency called Brown & Brown, cell tower hardware distribution by Eupen, pharmaceutical research by Celldex, and school bus operations by Village Bus.

Potential Threats and Contaminants

Fuel oil releases are present as floating product on the groundwater. The groundwater is also contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), including tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethane, and 1,1-dichloroethene. Total petroleum hydrocarbons, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, metals, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) have been reported in the soil. 

Cleanup Approach and Progress

The property is being cleaned up under the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Site Remediation Program through an Administrative Consent Order between NJDEP and Ingersoll Rand, issued in 1994, and amended in 1999, 2000 and 2004.

Several phases of environmental investigations have been conducted at the site since the mid-1970s when fuel oil was discovered on the groundwater. A network of wells has been installed throughout the site to monitor groundwater. Fuel oil has been pumped from the groundwater since 1987 and is currently removed by a network of 16 wells. Over 34,000 gallons of fuel oil have been removed from the groundwater. The site is divided into several  areas that are being investigated and cleaned up, including the Cameron Area, Farm Area, Foundry Area, Main Facility, Old Landfill and Groundwater. Several areas of soil contamination have been capped or removed with no further action required and additional areas are planned to be assessed and cleaned up. 

Additional sampling of the groundwater, both beneath the property and off-site, is planned to determine the full extent of contamination. Indoor air sampling is being conducted in on-site buildings. Active remediation of contaminants that are dissolved in the groundwater may also be required. 

Site Repository

Copies of supporting technical documents and correspondence are available for public review at the following location:

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Office of the Records Custodian
P.O. Box 442
401 East State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625-0442
Phone: 609-341-3121
E-mail: records.custodian@dep.state.nj.us

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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