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Remediation of Former BASF Site in Hoboken, NJ

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Contact
For more information about BASF’s work in the City of Hoboken, please contact:
Ed Vanyo
BASF Remediation Project Manager
973-245-5610

SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 UPDATE

BASF has completed the excavation work at 13th Street between Adams Street and Madison Street. This work is connected to the environmental clean-up of BASF’s former manufacturing site adjacent to 13th Street, which was completed in 2016. The company repaired the road and sidewalks to the City of Hoboken’s specifications, and replaced four trees at the request of the City of Hoboken’s Shade Tree Commission.

13th Street Remediation Frequently Asked Questions

1. What prompted the remediation work on 13th Street?

This project is related to remediation work at BASF’s former property, which was completed in 2016, and is adjacent to both sides of 13th Street. When BASF sampled the soil in the street, the results indicated levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) between not detected and 420 parts per million (ppm). As a result, BASF proposed remediating the soil to 25 ppm which meets USEPA’s criteria for “low occupancy” use. Low occupancy is generally defined as an area where individuals spend less than an average of 6.7 hours per week, which is appropriate for a street. Both the USEPA and the NJDEP approved BASF’s remediation plan.

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