|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sat, 1 Nov 2014 00:28:30 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] Pompton Lakes, New Jersey dredging controversy|
EPA's dredging plan for Pompton Lake skips some hot spots of
By JAMES M. O'NEILL Bergen Record (NJ) October 31, 2014The federal government has proposed making DuPont dredge contaminated sediment from nearly 40 acres of Pompton Lake, but the new proposal does not include cleanup of contaminated hot spots along three miles of the Ramapo River.
The plan calls for DuPont to dredge about 128,000 cubic yards of sediment - more than 10,600 dump trucks' worth - and send it to a licensed disposal facility. The contaminants, which are mercury and lead, flowed into the lake from Acid Brook, which runs through DuPont's former munitions facility in Pompton Lakes.
Most of the sediment would be dredged from a 36-acre portion of the lake bed where the Acid Brook flows into the lake. Two other portions of lake bottom near the shoreline would also be addressed, one of about half an acre and the other about 2.5 acres.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.northjersey.com/news/environment/dredging-plan-for-pompton- skips-hot-spots-1.1123638? fb_action_ids=10202813606645448&fb_action_types=og.comments
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