August 17, 2009 NJDEP
In accordance with New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) regulations for Notification and Public Outreach, Bayer Corporation provides herein information relating to environmental investigative and remedial activities being conducted at the Former Mobay Chemical Site, in Bayonne, NJ.
Former operations conducted at the Site include the manufacturing of dyestuffs and pharmaceuticals. Contamination at the property was identified in 1982 and has impacted soil and ground water, resulting in compounds present above current applicable NJDEP remediation standards. Chemical constituents include, but are not limited to, certain chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs), semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs), fuel oil, and heavy metals. Lead is the most prevalent heavy metal detected in soils. Chlorobenzene is present in ground water above the NJDEP standard. Since 1982, the contamination in the soil and ground water has migrated from the Site.
Benjamin Alter of GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. is conducting investigative and remedial activities in accordance with the requirements of the NJDEP to address the chemical constituents detected. In addition, an evaluation of receptors in the area is being conducted [or has been completed] in order to ensure that the remedial approach is appropriate for the Site.
For additional information you may direct questions to the NJDEP Office of Community Relations (OCR) at: 609-984-3081.