|From:||Lenny Siegel <LSiegel@cpeo.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 4 Aug 2011 07:40:27 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Ford Motor waste in Upper Ringwood, New Jersey homes|
'We're the living dead:' Upper Ringwood residents want buyouts BY MARY JO LAYTON THE RECORD (NJ) AUGUST 2, 2011Federal environmental experts urged dozens of Upper Ringwood residents Tuesday to have their homes and properties tested for dioxin and lead, sounding yet another warning of the dangers of living on a Superfund site.
...The Ford Motor Co. dumped tons of industrial waste and paint sludge, castoffs from its former Mahwah factory, once the nation’s largest auto manufacturing plant. Paint sludge, which still remains in major dumping areas and on a few properties, contains high levels of contaminants, including arsenic, lead and volatile organic compounds such as benzene.
While government officials tried to explain the benefits of testing, some frustrated residents blasted Ford for not buying out properties they consider worthless. After years of botched cleanups, many residents are skeptical the EPA will get the job done.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.northjersey.com/news/ 080211_Feds_urge_Upper_Ringwood_residents_to_have_properties_tested_for_ contaminants_from_Superfund_site.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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