Chemical production company to pay $11.3 million for toxic site cleanup in Gloucester County
A chemical production company will pay $11.3 million for the cleanup of a Superfund site in Gloucester County, per a consent decree reached in federal court with the EPA and New Jersey.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Hercules Inc. will implement a 2018 EPA plan to excavate four feet of contaminated soil to be treated with microorganisms, treat deeper soil with microorganisms and fill the area with clean soil.
The agency will oversee the work.
In addition, the company will pay $144,000 in other costs to the EPA and $130,000 to New Jersey.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.