|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 29 Jan 2019 07:52:48 -0800 (PST)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PFAS: NJ Landfill to take soil from Willow Grove (PA)|
NJ LANDFILL AGREES TO ACCEPT PFAS-CONTAMINATED SOIL FROM PENNSYLVANIA MILITARY BASE Some New Jersey environmental groups want the planned dumping of material from former Willow Grove naval station to be halted by JON HURDLE NJ Spotlight JANUARY 28, 2019 A New Jersey landfill has agreed to accept a consignment of soil contaminated with toxic PFAS chemicals that are increasingly seen as a threat to public health and are being more tightly regulated by New Jersey and other states. Some environmentalists have expressed alarm at the decision and have called for the dumping to be halted. The soil is from the former Naval Air Station at Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, where high levels of PFAS chemicals have contaminated public and private water sources, and where the Navy is removing the most highly polluted soil. The material will be taken to a landfill at Rosenhayn, near Vineland in South Jersey. The site is operated by the Cumberland County Improvement Authority, which has agreed to take 4,500 tons of soil from the base and has determined that it meets the requirements of non-hazardous material even though it contains high levels of some PFAS chemicals. … For the entire article, see https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/01/27/nj-landfill-agrees-to-accept-pfas-contaminated-soil-from-pennsylvania-military-base/ -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center P.O. Box 998, Mountain View, CA 94042 Voice/Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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