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The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing an $11 million plan to clean up the Standard Chlorine Chemical Co. Inc. Superfund site in Kearny, N.J., and will hold a public meeting in August to explain the plan, the EPA said July 27.
The $11 million plan is the latest step in cleaning up hazardous waste on the 25-acre Superfund site in the New Jersey Meadowlands and on the banks of the Hackensack River, the agency said. The area is contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), benzene, naphthalene and dioxin from manufacturing in the early 1900s through the 1990s of lead-acid batteries, moth balls, drain cleaners and other products. The site was added to the Superfund list in 2007 and remediation has been going on since about 2011, according to adminstrative records.
The plan would expand the cleanup that already has taken place by capping the remaining uncovered areas and upgrading existing covers to prevent soil disturbance, the EPA said. Five dilapidated buildings will be demolished.
The agency will take public feedback on the plan through Aug. 26 and will hold a public meeting on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Kearny Town Hall.
So far, Apogent Transition Corp., Beazer East Inc., Cooper Industries LLC and Occidental Chemical Corp. have conducted and paid for the cleanup under federal government oversight. Tierra Solutions Inc. also participated on behalf of Occidental Chemical, the agency said.
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