EPA awards $1 billion to clean up toxic waste, including 3 superfund sites in New Jersey

New Jersey has more Superfund sites than any other state, and half its 9.3 million residents live within three miles of a superfund site.

Lanette Espy

Feb 28, 2024, 11:07 AM

Updated 45 days ago

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Millions of dollars is headed to the Garden State to clean up toxic waste sites. This is part of a $1 billion infusion to the federal superfund program to clean up 25 toxic waste sites in 15 states, according to the Environmental Protection Agency.
The federal funds will help clear a backlog of hazardous sites like old landfills, mines and manufacturing facilities.
The money will head to three superfund sites in New Jersey, the EPA says. New Jersey has more superfund sites than any other state, and half its 9.3 million residents live within three miles of a superfund site.
The Raritan Bay Superfund site in Old Bridge is one of three superfund sites in the state that will receive new funding after an investigation found battery casings along the seawall. A former chemical cleanup site on Route 322 in Woolwich Township and a former steel site in Florence Township will also receive funds.
Associated Press wires contributed to this report.


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