Kimberlee Bongard | March 23, 2020 | Energy & Environment, Water. “Well it’s a cover-up.

People we talked to and the analysis we’ve gotten is that it’s not really going to address the problem at all.”. EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez said Thursday that the plan will "ensure that [toxic water] does not pose a risk to people in the community.". EPA finalizes cleanup plan for Superfund site in Fairfield, NJ. The reservoir supplies the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, which provides drinking water for more than 3 million people. Decades of samples show that contaminants are not migrating off-site, into town drinking water wells or to the reservoir, Gowers said.

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NJ ban now law, Environmental groups press Murphy to reject regional anti-pollution pact. On Thursday, the EPA announced it had finalized its $3.4 million cleanup plan to treat contaminated groundwater and mine water at one part of the 500-acre Ringwood Mines/Landfill site in Ringwood. Groundwater monitoring since 2011 has shown that the levels of contamination in the groundwater have fallen to the point where extraction and treatment is …

“Unfortunately, the industrial past and the history of Newark and a lot of communities that were by the river (was that) industry followed, so in the past it was the industries that were allowed to come here,” Gaddy said. In Pennsville Township, home to Chemours Chambers Works, the median household income also rests below the state average, totaling $63,000.

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The city’s environmental commission then reviews the application before it is sent to Newark’s planning and zoning boards. But for members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation, who are some of the plan’s most ardent critics, the plan doesn’t guarantee anyone’s safety and exposes many of the people that live in the remediation site to the dangerous chemicals.

She said communities that had cheap land available and were also in close proximity to highways and waterways drew industrial companies to develop their facilities there. Kimberlee Bongard is an editorial intern for NJ Spotlight, who is majoring in journalism at Ramapo College. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. “This isn’t a situation where people live by or near the Superfund site," said Smith. Major funding for NJTV News provided by Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey, New Jersey Education Association, New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Group, Orsted, PSEG Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and RWJ Barnabas Health.

EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez. “EPA sold out the Ramapough people of Upper Ringwood," Jeff Tittel, Director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, said in a statement. Additional support for NJTV News is made possible by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PSEG Foundation, Wells Fargo Foundation, the E.J. Nearly all samples collected in February 2017 exceeded the New Jersey groundwater quality standard for 1,4-dioxane, a chemical compound and a probable carcinogen under investigation by the EPA. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. After the series was published, the EPA restored the site to the Superfund list in 2006. In Paulsboro, where Paulsboro Refining Co. released more than 1 million pounds of chemical waste, the U.S. Census reported the median household income is $42,000 — nearly half of New Jersey’s median household income of $80,000. have said the water should be pumped out of the ground and treated, Ringwood police chief retires after 43 years, but only because he had no choice, Fairfield Superfund site plan to clean up contaminated soil finalized by EPA, please subscribe or activate your digital account today, Your California Privacy Rights/Privacy Policy. New Jersey companies released over 6 million pounds of toxic chemicals and other substances into the air, water and land in 2018, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxics Release Inventory, which is up a half-million pounds over 2017. The toxic, contaminated groundwater at the Ringwood Mines site has long fomented fears among New Jersey residents due to its proximity to the Wanaque Reservoir. EPA then compiles this data into the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) to give officials and the public a glimpse into potentially dangerous chemicals being put into the air, ground and water. “ They plan to cap the site instead of cleaning it up. ©2020 NJ SPOTLIGHT NEWS, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, Toxics Release Inventory shows companies released over 6 million pounds of harmful substances that year, the first increase in on-site releases since 2014. Promotional support provided by New Jersey Business Magazine. The tribe’s legal struggle with Ford and the EPA over the pollution was the subject of the 2011 HBO documentary “Mann vs Ford.”. You value local news. The ordinance requires new companies to apply for an environmental permit from DEP. Kirby Foundation, the Hyde and Watson Foundation, and the Union Foundation. The dump site is near a low-income neighborhood that is home to members of the Ramapough Lenape Nation. I mean literally a cover-up,” said Steven Dennison Smith, a Ramapough leader said.

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