Push to remove dam blocking Raritan River moves forward

BRIDGEWATER - The push to remove the Roberts Street dam, which blocks part of the Raritan River, is moving forward.

News 12 New Jersey's Lisa Salvati says environmentalists believe returning the river to its natural flow will improve the health of fish and wildlife.

The project is being paid for with pollution settlement money, a result of an agreement made between El Paso Corp, a manufacturing company, and the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Officials say the project should be finished by mid-August if the weather cooperates and the river levels remain safe to work in.

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