Three toxic properties in New Jersey will get federal funds to assist in the removal of remaining contamination, as a result of the grant.
The three locations are among 22 nationwide recipients of $1 billion allocated by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act.
“New Jersey has the highest number of Superfund sites of any state. Middlesex County has the greatest number of Superfund sites of any county “During a press conference on Monday on the old site of Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc., U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J. 6th District, stated the following:
Pallone’s office estimates that half of New Jersey’s population resides within three miles of a Superfund site. The term “Superfund” refers to government-designated places in need of remediation owing to hazardous waste.
“New Jersey has the most Superfund sites in the country because we seek them out and clean them up,” said Shawn LaTourette, commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. “This is not a sign of shame, but of our dedication.”
The following locations are receiving federal funding:
Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc. — South Plainfield
Poor practises by the electronics manufacturer between 1936 and 1962 led to the leakage of toxins into the soil, sediment, and groundwater at the Hamilton Boulevard site.
The property’s current name is Hamilton Industrial Park.
Due to the site’s vastness and the complexity of the project, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has divided it into phases.
In the most recent step, tainted sentiment is eliminated in Bound Brook. Beginning upstream and progressing downstream, nearby soil is also being removed.
Officials continue to discourage fishing in the brook until cleanup is complete.
Matteo & Sons — West Deptford
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the junkyard/landfill/recycling plant on Route 130 crushed automobile battery casings and household debris along Hessian Run, among other environmental infractions.
The factory, which opened in 1961, abandoned drums of unknown trash, which spread over the state.
A salvage operation for metal remains operating at the location. To reduce exposure to contaminants, the area has been covered with recycled crushed aggregate and asphalt. The remainder of the property remains abandoned and underused, enclosed by a chain link fence.
Mansfield Trail Dump — Byram Township
According to the EPA, from the 1950s until the early 1970s, multiple parties utilised the site as a dump for sewage and industrial waste.
The contamination from the plant affected the surrounding residential neighborhood’s soil and groundwater.
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