EPA begins cleanup prep for Bergen Superfund site on former Honeywell property

The EPA is preparing to begin work on a Superfund site in Bergen County that officials say is contaminated with coal tar, arsenic, and other chemicals.

The EPA is preparing to begin work on a Superfund site in Bergen County that officials say is contaminated with coal tar, arsenic, and other chemicals. (11/4/13)

EDGEWATER - The EPA is preparing to begin work on a Superfund site in Bergen County that officials say is contaminated with coal tar, arsenic, and other chemicals.

Several storage tanks that were torn down 25 years ago leaked into the soil on the property.

The EPA is now in the process of designing the cleanup process, which will not begin for another year and will take several years to complete.

The property became a Superfund site in 2000. EPA spokesperson Natalie Loney says the agency first made sure no one was being exposed to the contamination. "Any time a site is listed as a Superfund site, we see that as a threat to public health or the environment," she says.

Loney says the contamination is affecting groundwater, but not drinking water.

The Honeywell company is responsible for paying for the multimillion-dollar cleanup.


 

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