Welcome to the website for the decommissioning project at Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corporation (SMC)’s Newfield, NJ facility. SMC is conducting remedial activities to address low-level radioactive materials contained within SMC’s Newfield facility.
SMC is committed to implementing the safest and most environmentally responsible remedial actions to achieve decommission of the facility. SMC’s plan to decommission and remediate the facility has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.
We will post updates on this website regarding the status of the project, current activities on the site, and other information that we hope will assist neighboring property owners and other interested parties in understanding the project and its scope, nature, and progress.
Overview of the Newfield Site
SMC’s Newfield site is located primarily in Newfield, Gloucester County, New Jersey, with a small portion of the southwest corner of the site located in the City of Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey. Franklin Township surrounds the Newfield Borough boundary in Gloucester County.
Specialty glass manufacturing started at the site in 1924, before SMC acquired the property and its buildings in the early 1950s. From 1955- 2006, SMC manufactured specialty steel and super alloy additives, primary aluminum master alloys, metal carbides, powdered metals and optical surfacing products at the site.
One of the raw materials received, used and stored at the site contains naturally occurring radioactivity and is therefore regulated by federal and state law. Because production operations have permanently ceased at the site, SMC must decommission it and remediate any residual radioactive material present at the location.
We encourage you to explore this site, as we aim to provide comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand information on the decommissioning and remediation project. Visit this site often for regular updates on the progress of the project and other important information.