|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Fri, 28 Nov 2014 12:42:42 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-BIF] "Feds seeking damages against DuPont for contamination in Pompton Lakes, " New Jersey|
Feds seeking damages against DuPont for contamination in Pompton Lakes By JAMES M. O’NEILL Bergen Record (NJ) November 28, 2014The federal government is seeking significant damages from DuPont for decades of pollution that has contaminated soil and water on the company’s sprawling 600-acre property where the facility played a key role in making ammunition for both world wars, and in adjacent neighborhoods in Pompton Lakes.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and DuPont have reached a cooperative agreement as part of the process to determine the extent of damage to fish, wildlife and other natural resources from the pollution generated by the munitions facility, which DuPont operated from 1902 to 1994. The two sides will share information, and DuPont has agreed to pay for some of the agency’s research. “This way we can work together to achieve restoration of the damaged natural resources more quickly,” said Melissa Foster, a senior biologist with Fish and Wildlife’s New Jersey field office.
Still, DuPont retains the right not to fund certain aspects of the investigation, in which case the agency would conduct them on its own.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.northjersey.com/news/feds-seeking-damages-against-dupont- for-contamination-in-pompton-lakes-1.1142783
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