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EPA pulls Pompton Lakes Permit

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

Many are calling for federal Superfund status now that progress is stalled on the DuPont contamination cleanup of the Acid Brook delta of the Pompton Lake. The cleanup had been ongoing since the 1980s.

On April 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it pulled the permit it had approved for the cleanup of the delta.

The delta is one of the areas in the borough DuPont contaminated, with heavy metals like lead and mercury, when it operated a munitions factory from 1902 to 1994.

The EPA had approved a permit that expanded the delta cleanup from 26 to 40 acres and required DuPont to perform long-term monitoring of the area.

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