The Owens Corning (OC) former Berlin, NJ site was entered into the Industrial Site Recovery Act (ISRA) program by OC when manufacturing operations ceased in October 1993. Site investigation activities, conducted in cooperation with and under the direction of the Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) in accordance with the regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), identified soil and groundwater impacts related to the former manufacturing operations. The identified impacts are primarily related to the historic use of DOWTHERM A™ (a heat transfer fluid).

Owens Corning is committed to protecting public health and the environment.

Impacts to soil are delineated within the site’s boundaries. As of December 2013, we also have delineated the impacts to groundwater, both horizontally and vertically. This area is confined to a narrow corridor east of the site. Results from our remedial investigation efforts are compiled in a Site Remedial Investigation (RI) Report, which was reviewed by the LSRP and was submitted to NJDEP in May 2014.

All property owners within the defined area of impacts to groundwater have been notified. Owens Corning will continue to sample a limited number of private potable wells within this defined area on an annual basis. We also will continue long-term monitoring of groundwater on-site and off-site and are currently working to develop remedial plans to address conditions contributing to groundwater impacts.

OC is committed to ensuring the "Berlin" communities are fully informed of any and all developments from its remedial actions and pledges to communicate openly and regularly. This web site has been set up to keep the community fully informed of the ongoing environmental work being conducted by OC.


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