Site 114
Name:
Garfield Avenue
Address:
880-900 Garfield Ave.
Jersey City, N.J. 07305
Municipal Blocks and Lots:
Block 2026.A, Lots 1 and 3A,
Block 2026.1, Lots 1A, 3B and 4A
NJDEP ID No.
G000008791

Site Summary

Home to a chromium manufacturing plant beginning in the 1920s, the Garfield Avenue Site contains concentrations of hexavalent chromium that exceed soil cleanup criteria and total chromium concentrations that exceed groundwater quality standards.

Hexavalent chromium in soil is widely distributed across the site laterally, and decreases with depth. Hexavalent chromium in groundwater at the site is most prevalent in the western portion of the site with the highest concentrations in the shallow and intermediate groundwater zones.

Filings

As the party responsible for the cleanup of this site, PPG Industries develops work plans and produces reports regarding the cleanup work. These documents are then submitted to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for review and approval.

Under a 2009 agreement in New Jersey Superior Court, these documents are also reviewed by the independent technical consultant; and the City of Jersey City and its technical consultant. Below are PPG’s submissions that have been reviewed by all of the above and approved by NJDEP. These materials can be downloaded or reviewed online by clicking on the links below.

Some files, however, are too big for download. To obtain electronic or paper copies of these and all final PPG filings, contact PPG’s public information resource, the Garfield Avenue Renewal Company. Staff members are available by appointment. Telephone number: 201-938-0909. Email address: info@garfieldavenuerenewal.com.

Copies of PPG’s chromium cleanup filings are also available from the Office of Community Relations for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. NJDEP’s telephone number is 1-800-253-5647.

Tables
Figures
spacerFigure 1-1 – USGS Site Location Map
spacerFigure 1-2 – Site Plan
spacerFigure 2-1 – Investigation Locations
spacerFigure 2-2 – Site 114 Interim Remedial Measures
spacerFigure 2-3 – Site 132 Interim Remedial Measures
spacerFigure 2-4 – Site 133 Interim Remedial Measures
spacerFigure 2-5 – Site 137 Interim Remedial Measures
spacerFigure 2-6 – Site 186 Interim Remedial Measures
spacerFigure 3-1 – Land Use within 1,000 Feet of the Project Area
spacerFigure 3-2 – Regional Geology
spacerFigure 3-3 – North-South Cross-Section – A-A’
spacerFigure 3-4 – East-West Cross-Sections – B-B’, C-C’, D-D’, and E-E’
spacerFigure 3-5 – Depth to the Top of the Meadow Mat
spacerFigure 3-6 – Surface Water Bodies within ½-Mile of the Project Area
spacerFigure 3-7 – NJDEP Wetlands within ¼-Mile of the Project Area
spacerFigure 3-8 – NWI Wetlands within ¼-Mile of the Project Area
spacerFigure 3-9 – May 2011 Groundwater Contour Map – Shallow Monitoring Wells
spacerFigure 3-10 – May 2011 Groundwater Contour Map – Intermediate Monitoring Wells
spacerFigure 3-11 – May 2011 Groundwater Contour Map – Deep Monitoring Wells
spacerFigure 3-12 – May 2011 Groundwater Contour Map – Bedrock Monitoring Wells
spacerFigure 3-13 – Historic Topographic Map
spacerFigure 3-14 – NJDEP Historic Fill
spacerFigure 5-1 – Comparison to NJDEP CrSCC - NW Garfield Ave. Sites, Hexavalent Chromium (ppm)
spacerFigure 5-2 – Comparison to NJDEP CrSCC - NE Garfield Ave. Sites, Hexavalent Chromium
spacerFigure 5-3 – Comparison to NJDEP CrSCC - Southern Garfield Ave. Sites, Hexavalent Chromium
spacerFigure 5-4 – Hexavalent Chromium (ppm) Depth Specific Comparison – No. Garfield Ave. Sites
spacerFigure 5-5 – Hexavalent Chromium (ppm) Depth Specific Comparison – So. Garfield Ave. Sites
spacerFigure 5-6 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Northwest Garfield Avenue Sites, CCPW Metals (ppm)
spacerFigure 5-7 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Northeast Garfield Avenue Sites, CCPW Metals (ppm)
spacerFigure 5-8 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Southern Garfield Avenue Sites, CCPW Metals (ppm)
spacerFigure 5-9 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - Northwest Garfield Avenue Sites, CCPW Metals
spacerFigure 5-10 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - Northeast Garfield Avenue Sites, CCPW Metals
spacerFigure 5-11 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - Southern Garfield Avenue Sites, CCPW Metals
spacerFigure 5-12 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Northwest Garfield Avenue Sites, Other Metals (ppm)
spacerFigure 5-13 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Northeast Garfield Avenue Sites, Other Metals (ppm)
spacerFigure 5-14 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Southern Garfield Avenue Sites, Other Metals (ppm)
spacerFigure 5-15 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - NW Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 1 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-16 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - NE Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 1 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-17 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL – SO Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 1 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-18 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - NW Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 2 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-19 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL – NE Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 2 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-20 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - SO Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 2 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-21 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - NW Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 3 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-22 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - NE Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 3 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-23 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL – So. Garfield Ave. Sites, Group 3 Other Metals
spacerFigure 5-24 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Northwest Garfield Avenue Sites, Group 1 SVOCs
spacerFigure 5-25 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Northeast Garfield Avenue Sites, Group 1 SVOCs
spacerFigure 5-26 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS – Northern Garfield Avenue Sites, Group 2 SVOCs
spacerFigure 5-27 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - Garfield Avenue Sites, Group 1 SVOCs
spacerFigure 5-28 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - Garfield Avenue Sites, Group 2 SVOCs
spacerFigure 5-29 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Garfield Avenue Sites, VOCs
spacerFigure 5-30 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - Garfield Avenue Sites, Group 1 VOCs
spacerFigure 5-31 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - Garfield Avenue Sites, Group 2 VOCs
spacerFigure 5-32 – Comparison to NJDEP SRS - Garfield Avenue Sites, Total PCBs
spacerFigure 5-33 – Comparison to NJDEP IGW SSL - Garfield Avenue Sites, Total PCBs
Appendices
Miscellany

August 2012: Permit by Rule Request

August 2010: Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan No. 1
spacerAppendix A - Dewatering Calculations, Treatment and Supporting Documentation
spacerAppendix B - Health and Safety Plan
spacerAppendix C - Dust Control Plan
spacerAppendix D - Air Monitoring Work Plan
spacerAppendix E - Traffic Safety Control Plan
spacerAppendix F - Stockpile Management Plan
spacerAppendix G - Identifying Underground Utilities
spacerAppendix H – Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
spacerAppendix I - Well Abandonment Report

August 2010: Interim Remedial Measures Work Plan No. 2
spacerAppendix A - Dewatering Calculations, Treatment and Supporting Documentation
spacerAppendix B - Health and Safety Plan
spacerAppendix C - Dust Control Plan
spacerAppendix D - Air Monitoring Work Plan
spacerAppendix E - Traffic Safety Control Plan
spacerAppendix F - Stockpile Management Plan
spacerAppendix G - Identifying Underground Utilities
spacerAppendix H – Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan
spacerAppendix I - Well Abandonment Report

File reviews can also be scheduled by contacting the Office of Community Relations for New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. NJDEP’s telephone number is 800-253-5647.