3 New Jersey Superfund sites to benefit from $1 billion in federal funds
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday $1 billion to clean up hazardous waste – including ongoing projects at three Superfund sites in New Jersey.
News 12’s Ali Reid was at one of those sites in South Plainfield. Work has been happening at the Cornell Dubilier Electronics site since 1997 when contaminated areas were initially identified and immediate threats to human health were addressed. The labor continues along the Bound Brook corridor.
It’s not yet clear what will be built at the South Plainfield site when the cleanup is finished.
The two other New Jersey locations are at the Matteo & Sons site in West Deptford and the Mansfield Trail Dump in Byram Township.
The goal is to help transform contaminated properties and create jobs while repurposing sites for a wide range of uses – including parks, retail businesses and residences. There are about 100 other ongoing projects across the country that will continue to be funded in their efforts on helping remove toxic and hazardous waste in the environment.
“We understand more than any other state in the country both devastating impacts of legacy pollution failures of the past that continue to linger and the extraordinary benefits of remediation reclamation restoration and reinvesting,” said Sen. Bob Menendez.