EPA, 4 Cos. Strike Deal To Study NJ Superfund Site

Law360, New York (May 22, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has inked an agreement requiring four chemical, manufacturing and wood treatment companies to pay for a study to determine contamination levels and cleanup strategies at the Standard Chlorine Chemical Co. Inc. Superfund site in Kearny, N.J., the agency said Wednesday.

The Standard Chlorine site, which lies next to the Hackensack River in the state's ecologically fragile Meadowlands region, is heavily polluted with potential carcinogens like polychlorinated biphenyls and dioxin due to nearly nine decades of use by various chemical manufacturing companies,...
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