Homeowners question Superfund contamination map

New maps detailing underground contamination in Pompton Lakes have changed the layout of which homes in the area are affected. A former DuPont factory leeched

New maps detailing underground contamination in Pompton Lakes have changed the layout of which homes in the area are affected.

New maps detailing underground contamination in Pompton Lakes have changed the layout of which homes in the area are affected. (7/17/15)

POMPTON LAKES - New maps detailing underground contamination in Pompton Lakes have changed the layout of which homes in the area are affected.

A former DuPont factory leeched cancer-causing toxins into the ground, creating a toxic plume that prompted the site to be placed on the federal Superfund list.

The new Environmental Protection Agency maps no longer include some homes that were once considered part of the plume. 

"They're saying that back in 2008, everybody was contaminated," says Joseph Intintola, a Pompton Lakes resident. "But now in 2015, you are not, but there was no cleanup done."

The EPA says the new map is based on new underground contamination readings as well as new data that suggests certain levels of contamination are not as harmful as previously believed.

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