2012 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:38:13 -0700 (PDT)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] FORMER SITES: Maywood Chemical Co. Superfund site, Maywood, NJ
[This site is part of the Formerly Used Sites Remedial Action Program, formerly managed by the Energy Department but currently managed by the Army Corps of Engineers. - LS]

A lengthy cleanup approved in Maywood

JULY 23, 2012

Most of the contaminated groundwater at the Maywood Chemical Co. Superfund site will be left untreated to naturally break down over the course of centuries as part of a $36.8 million cleanup plan chosen this month by federal officials.

The project by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will remove the source of the groundwater pollution - about 25,000 cubic yards of soil and pond sludge laced with lithium, benzene and arsenic - from the 11.7-acre site off West Hunter Avenue.

But even after removal, the water could take up to 280 years to reach cleanup levels, according to a federal report issued this month.

"When you look at other sites around the country that have done this, you see the concentrations drop," said Jim Moore, an corps project manager for the site. "This is the most logical and beneficial approach."


For the entire article, see
http://www.northjersey.com/news/ 163375086_A_lengthy_cleanup_approved_.html


Lenny Siegel
Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight
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