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CCPL: Pompton Lakes Hazardous Ranking System score released!

by Admin - July 6th, 2011.
Filed under: News.

July 6 , 2011

Important document found by the Edison Wetlands Association during their recent file research project at the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in Trenton, NJ. This document is from 1982 when a Hazard Ranking was completed on the DuPont/Pompton Lakes Works contaminated site in Pompton Lakes, NJ! The Hazard Ranking System (HRS) is one of the key tools utilized for rating for a contaminated site to be designated a Super fund site. For a site to be considered for Super fund status, the site’s hazard ranking score must be at least 28.5. The ranking score for this site in Pompton Lakes was 65+ in 1982 which did not include the mercury or vapor intrusion contamination which is part of our serious contamination problem today. Note the mention of contaminated wells and the listing of benzene as one of the contaminants! Why was the public never told??

Click on the links below to view this document labeled “Confidential – Not for Public Release” in its entirety:

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