Current Activities

Site-Wide Remedy

Design and construction of the site-wide remedy as described in the Record of Decision issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) on September 27, 2012 is underway.

  • Construction of the bedrock and overburden groundwater containment, extraction, treatment, and reinjection system, a major component of the site-wide remedy, is complete and the system is fully operational. The dedicated on-site groundwater treatment facility, located on Polhemus Lane in Bridgewater, will be operated long-term and groundwater will be monitored pursuant to requirements set forth by USEPA and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP). Periodic maintenance and facility upgrades will be performed as needed.
  • Wyeth has completed remediation activities in the northeastern corner of the property adjacent to the Bridgewater Train Station. Following remediation of this area, Somerset County constructed a new ADA compliant accessible pedestrian walkway and other improvements to the Bridgewater Train Station facility.

Impoundments 1 and 2

On September 25, 2018, the USEPA issued a Record of Decision (ROD) for Operable Unit 8 (OU8), commonly referred to as Impoundments 1 and 2. USEPA and Wyeth Holdings LLC (WH) executed an Administrative Order on Consent on September 30, 2019 that allows WH to move forward with design and engineering for the remedy as described in the ROD. A Consent Decree for Remedial Action Implementation was finalized with the effective date being November 15, 2021.

  • An additional removal campaign occurred in the first half of 2023. An additional removal campaign, focused on reaching materials located in the center of the impoundments, will begin in late 2023 and continue into 2024. The information from these campaigns will be used to finalize the remedial design and move the project into the remedial action phase.