Borden Chemical Site: Camden, New Jersey





The Borden Chemical site, also known as Consolidated Foam, is a classic brownfields site comprised of a turn of the century former industrial property. The site’s history includes manufacturing activities, from the development of printing inks to wire display racks. The site is surrounded by other older industrial properties interspersed with residential row home properties in Camden’s Marlton neighborhood.

BRS provided technical expertise as well as oversight of environmental investigation and site remediation activity. In 2005, the US.  Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) conducted a removal action on the site between investigation activities directed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. BRS worked as liaison between federal and state regulatory agencies, producing core deliverables and formulating strategies to move the project to successful completion, and ensuring coordination of the scope and timing of the work of the two agencies. BRS also oversaw subsequent investigation activities funded by USEPA Brownfields Assessment Grants, including the development of a Supplemental Site Investigation Report, Remedial Investigation Work Plan, Remedial Investigation Report, and Remedial Action Work Plan.

Other services included:

  • Public meeting facilitation for the USEPA removal action. This meeting informed and educated the public, residents, and business owners about real site risks, dispelling mistaken perceptions around contamination issues and soliciting public opinion on site reuse;
  • Post-removal conditions evaluation for the state Voluntary Cleanup Program involving work with the state regulatory agency to ensure any additional work conducted at the site
  • fulfills state remediation requirements for site reuse strategies; and
  • Environmental investigation contractor oversight including scope of work development for the remaining investigation requirements, preparing Request for Proposal documents, and ensuring proper implementation of site investigation activities.

Location: Camden, New Jersey
Client:  Camden Redevelopment Agency,  13th Floor, City Hall, Camden, New Jersey 08101-5120