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Negotiations between the federal government and DuPont reach stalemate in Pompton Lakes

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Negotiations between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DuPont have reached a stalemate. EPA spokesperson Pat Seppi said she received an email from the EPA’s attorney during the federal agency’s March 19 public information session on the plans to clean up an area of contamination in the borough known as The Plume. The email, […]

The Record – Pompton Lake talks stall as DuPont, EPA disagree

Friday, April 4th, 2014

How much contaminated sediment will be removed from Pompton Lake is now in the hands of a federal review board after talks between DuPont and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency broke down this week, both parties said Friday. EPA officials had hoped they could persuade the chemical giant to expand the proposed cleanup of the […]

Seeking Superfund cleanup designation in Pompton Lakes

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Seeking Superfund cleanup designation Dear Editor: We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen for meeting with us in his office on Jan. 23, 2014. While we do believe the congressman does understand how critical the DuPont Pompton Lakes Works site contamination is to our environment as well as the long […]

Pompton Lakes Toxicity Affecting Homeowners

Friday, April 4th, 2014

A group of residents in Pompton Lakes are conducting an independent property value survey of local homes because they say that the toxic legacy of DuPont and the contamination “plume” that has affected 540 residences, has devastated their health and the value of their homes. Lisa Riggiola is championing the survey. She had a stack […]

Pompton Lakes citizens’ group trying to get property value protection plan for Plume residents

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

The local group “Citizens for a Clean Pompton Lakes” (CCPL) is looking to get homeowners in The Plume some help in the way of a property value protection plan. CCPL is conducting a survey in partnership with the Pompton Lakes Community Advisory Group to gather information to try move forward with achieving a property value […]

Pompton Lakes Toxins – Chasing New Jersey (T. Laine)

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (My9NJ) – The value of some homes in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey has plummeting over the last eight-years due to toxins in the area. The location known as the DuPont Plume area has been designated by the EPA as toxic and apparently contaminated by PCE’s and TCE’s which are cancer causing […]

Pompton Lakes Plume residents ask for more help

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Some Plume area residents have pleaded with the Borough Council to provide more support. At the Dec. 11 meeting, several residents approached the governing body with concerns over the proposed project to flush out chlorinated solvents from the groundwater. This project is one of several DuPont is working on to clean up the neighborhood it […]

NorthJersey.com: EPA to perform contamination tests in Pompton Lakes school

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will test for volatile organic compounds in the ground at Lakeside School and the Board of Education office building during the upcoming winter break. Among the Board of Education’s properties, Lakeside School is the closest to the area of contamination in the borough known as the Plume. The Plume […]

NorthJersey.com: EPA to test Pompton Lakes school for toxic vapors

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Lakeside Middle School will be tested over the holiday break to see if toxic vapors are seeping into the building from contaminated groundwater that has spread under a nearby neighborhood from a defunct DuPont munitions plant, federal officials said Wednesday. There is no indication that vapors have made their way into Lakeside, which has about […]

News12: Pompton Lakes parents’ concern over contamination spurs air testing at Lakeside Middle School

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

POMPTON LAKES – Officials will test the air near a Pompton Lakes school after years of cancer-causing toxins contaminating groundwater and soil in the area. Parents have worried about the health of students at Lakeside Middle School. The Pompton Lakes Advisory Group asked the EPA to test the school’s air quality, even though the property […]