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The Record: Pompton Delay

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

SOMETIMES IT seems that whenever there is an environmental remediation under negotiation for an old factory site or polluted body of water, the very last people who are considered in the equation are the people who actually live near the site. Sadly, that is the case once again, this time regarding the cleanup of contaminated […]

DuPont cleanup of Pompton Lake sediment delayed

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

A long-awaited cleanup of contaminated sediment in Pompton Lake faces new delays because the federal government has withdrawn a cleanup plan that would have required DuPont to remove sediment in the lake and at hot spots along the Ramapo River.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

EPA pulls Pompton Lakes Permit

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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 […]

EPA Badly Fumbles Jersey Pompton Lakes Toxic Cleanup

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Trenton — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is making one of the nation’s longest toxic removal operations even longer with the announcement that it is withdrawing its permit for the heavily contaminated Pompton Lakes area cleanup plan. By going back to the drawing board, EPA raises serious doubts about both the scope and schedule for […]

Enough is enough in Pompton Lakes Plume

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Dear Editor: Following is a message to all who live in the community of Pompton Lakes. My message is critical. It affects the lives of over 500 families who continue to live in DuPont’s contamination. DuPont dumped its poisons into our soil and water waterways for almost a century from 1902-94 during operation of its […]

EPA Withdraws Dupont’s Pompton Lakes Mercury Cleanup Permit

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

EPA Effectively Admits Legal Error Withdrawn Permit Moots Dupont’s Appeal Unclear How Ecological Impacts and USFWS Concerns Will Be Addressed ” The permit appeal process should not be used as hammer by Dupont to force EPA concession and it is not a permission slip for EPA to negotiate a cleanup plan Dupont will support behind […]

Don’t let DuPont off the hook; The Record (pages 2-3)

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Regarding “DuPont to explore cleanup options” (Page L-1, April 19): My critical message is for all residents of Pompton Lakes. More than 500 families live in contamination. DuPont dumped its poisons there for almost a century. DuPont is a fox in the hen house. It petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to raise the contamination levels […]

DuPont to explore cleanup options

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Will test diluting plume of pollution Nearly 30 years after discovering that toxic chemicals migrated off its property and contaminated groundwater beneath 450 homes in Pompton Lakes, DuPont is readying two new tests to study possible methods to remove the pollution. A previous study of a third cleanup option has already produced positive results. One […]

N.J. will not study cancer cases in Pompton Lakes, report says

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Health officials will not study whether there is a definite link between toxicity in the groundwater below a certain neighborhood in Pompton Lakes and a higher number of reported cancer cases from residents who live there, according to a report on NorthJersey.com. A report by the state Department of Health released Monday confirmed a 2009 […]

New Jersey health officials won’t study Pompton Lakes cancers

Friday, April 4th, 2014

POMPTON LAKES — New Jersey health officials have decided not to conduct a study to determine a more definitive link between the toxic chemicals flowing under a neighborhood and elevated levels of certain cancers among residents who live there, a state report says. Higher-than-normal levels of kidney cancer in women and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in men […]