ISRA Investigation And Remediation Pharmaceutical Manufacture, New Jersey

Regulatory Agency: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP)– Industrial Site Remediation (ISRA) Program
Contaminants: Soil: Petroleum Hydrocarbons (Soil)
Groundwater: Volatile Organics (Groundwater)
Remediation: Excavation & Offsite Disposal (Soil)
Pump and Treat, In-Situ Chemical Oxidation (Groundwater)
Scope: Assess, Investigate & Remediate

Project Summary
  • ESI conducted a Preliminary Assessment / Site Investigation (PA/SI) at the facility and identified over 16 Areas of Concern (AOCs).
  • Investigations identified contaminants in both soil and groundwater requiring remediation.
  • Soil remediation consisted of underground storage tank (UST) and impacted soil excavation and off-site disposal. Groundwater remediation is on-going and has consisted of pump-and-dispose.
  • Property is currently being redeveloped and returned to productive use.
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Photo: Heating Oil UST Removal.
Project Details

A major pharmaceutical manufacturer ceased operations, triggering the NJDEP ISRA Program. In accordance with the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act or SRRA (N.J.S.A. 58:10C-1 et seq.) the company was required to retain a New Jersey LSRP to remediate the property.

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The 110-acre site had been used for pharmaceutical manufacturing operations since the early 1970s, as well as research and development and corporate offices. ESI performed a PA/SI of the entire site, reviewed historical environmental remediation reports, and identified over sixteen potential AOCs.

ESI conducted soil investigations at some of the AOCs and removed a former heating oil UST that was discovered in the process. ESI re-evaluated an active groundwater contamination case on the property and implemented a more effective remedial approach, significantly decreasing the groundwater contaminant plume.

The LSRP has issued Response Action Outcomes (RAOs) for all the AOCs associated with the ISRA case with the exception of groundwater. Once the groundwater treatment is completed, a site-wide RAO will be issued for ISRA case closure. The property was subsequently sold and being redeveloped for a mixed residential/commercial use.