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DuPont cleanup of Pompton Lake sediment delayed

by Admin - May 13th, 2014.
Filed under: News.

A long-awaited cleanup of contaminated sediment in Pompton Lake faces new delays because the federal government has withdrawn a cleanup plan that would have required DuPont to remove sediment in the lake and at hot spots along the Ramapo River.

The Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that it will rewrite the plan – and the permit that goes with it – by this fall, and that the new permit will be “at least as protective and will be more detailed than the permit previously issued.”

But the news dismayed residents who live near the lake and who have long argued for the EPA to add the site to the Superfund program, which they say would give the EPA more power to force DuPont to follow a specific cleanup plan and move the cleanup along more quickly.

 

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