GM Assembly Division - Linden Plant
|EPA Identification Number:||NJD002186690|
|Facility Location:||1016 West Edgar Road, Linden, New Jersey 07036|
|Facility Contact:||Lois Knowlson, (908) 474-4803|
|EPA Contact:||Clifford Ng, (212) 637-4113, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager:||Gary Greulich, (973) 669-3973|
|Last Updated:||March 2006|
|Environmental Indicator Status:||Human Exposures Under Control [PDF 71.25 KB, 22
pp] has been verified.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control [PDF 150.69 KB, 40 pp] has been verified.
The General Motors Assembly Division (GM) site is 35 acres and is located at 1016 West Edgar Road in an area zoned for residential, commercial and manufacturing/industrial uses in Linden, New Jersey. The facility has operated since 1935 as a manufacturing and/or assembly plant. GM is currently storing waste for less than 90 days in its above-ground tanks and drum storage areas.
Potential Threats and Contaminants
GM has closed two container storage areas and an above-ground tank system, but there is residual soil contamination in specific areas. The primary threat to public health is groundwater contamination by volatile organic constituents, including chlorobenzene, trichloroethene, tetrachloroethene and 1,1,1-trichloroethene. Groundwater contamination at the site is also partially attributed to contamination from adjacent properties.
Cleanup Approach and Progress
GM, under EPA and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) oversight, is in the early investigative stage, which will identify potential contaminant source areas. The site investigation will determine the extent of contamination in soil and groundwater, and will determine the extent of GM's contribution to the groundwater contamination.
GM must complete the investigation to characterize the hydrogeology and
groundwater contamination. Then, an appropriate final remedy will be designed
to contain the migration of groundwater contamination and control human
exposure. It is expected that the remedy will include a long-term groundwater
monitoring system and restrictions on groundwater use and land use.
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
401 E. State Street, 6th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625
Telephone: (609) 777-3373