EPA has issued a Fact Sheet describing work “to address contamination beneath River Road.” The Fact Sheet states in part: “Work to address contamination under the River Road portion at the Quanta Resources Superfund site in Edgewater, New Jersey, will begin on September 12. ... To address contaminated soil under River Road with minimal traffic disruption, Honeywell will test a method of treatment that involves injecting an agent into the contaminated areas to lock up contaminants without having to do excavation. As part of a study to test this method, Honeywell will set up equipment next to River Road to collect samples of contaminated soil and drill sampling wells. ... This work will be conducted without shutting the road down to traffic, but the sidewalk on the eastern side of River Road, directly in front of the former Quanta property, will close temporarily. The work is expected to take about four weeks to complete.” A map showing sampling locations as well as the sidewalk rerouting is included in the Fact Sheet.

Honeywell has completed EPA’s soil cleanup plan for the Quanta Superfund site east and west of River Road. The remediation began in Spring 2017. There will be ongoing operations and maintenance.

Remediation of Quanta Resources Superfund Site

Spencer Kellogg Works and Barrett Co. 1948
Spencer Kellogg Works and Barrett Co. 1948

Edgewater has a rich industrial history. However, previous industrial practices from the late 1880s to the 1980s contaminated soil, river sediments, and groundwater.

Honeywell has been working under the oversight of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) to design and implement a remedy for the Quanta Resources Superfund Site on River Road in Edgewater, New Jersey. Between May 2017 and March 2021 more than 140,000 cubic yards of soil contaminated with coal tar or arsenic were solidified in place, preventing the contaminants from being able to move. The site has been capped with at least 6 inches of crushed stone or asphalt.

Quanta Site - October 2018

Our Commitment

Honeywell is cleaning up the Quanta site in a way that protects public health and the environment and allows for redevelopment, reclaiming one of Edgewater's last vacant sites and providing greater access to the waterfront. We are committed to doing so with the least disruption to the local community.