|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 11 Jan 2010 23:40:42 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] New Jersey outsourcing|
New Jersey DEP hopes outsourcing will speed up cleanups By MICHAEL MILLER Press of Atlantic City (NJ) January 9, 2010 |The doors and windows to the nondescript salmon-colored building in Franklin Township are boarded up - just another abandoned property in a state that, since the recession, has been increasingly full of them. Apart from its imposing but temporary fence, nobody would guess this cinder block building no bigger than a ranch home stirred one of New Jersey's biggest environmental outrages of the past decade.
The state is knocking down the former Kiddie Kollege in Gloucester County, a day care center that opened in a contaminated former thermometer company, exposing more than 100 children in southern New Jersey to toxic mercury vapors before the disastrous conversion was discovered in 2006.
But in a state with more than 20,000 polluted sites - the equivalent of nearly three sites for every square mile - similar mistakes seem inevitable. Some of those sites have been neglected for decades.
In response, the state in the past two years has revamped the way it addresses pollution.
... For the entire article, see http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/watch-dog-report/article_0e2e9fa0-fd8c-11de-90c7-001cc4c002e0.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Brownfields mailing list Brownfields@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/brownfields-cpeo.org
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