Catherine McCabe, Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Regional Administrator, and Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen visited multiple New Jersey Superfund sites in Morris, Essex, and Sussex Counties on Sept. 19, 2016. Along with them, state and local officials joined in travel from site to site to track the effectiveness of the federal Superfund law, a regulation in place to protect people who live and work near contaminated sites.
“New Jersey has the most Superfund cleanup sites in the nation,” said EPA Deputy Regional Administrator Catherine McCabe. “Here more than anywhere, we can see how a strong national Superfund program is vital to protecting the health of people who live and work in every corner of the state.”
Established in 1980 the Superfund law is a hazardous waste cleanup program. The law says that polluters should pay for their cleanups at no expense to taxpayers. EPA searches hold guilty parties accountable for investigation and cleanup.
Superfund Sites under investigation: The Mansfield Trail Dump Superfund Site, The Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund Site, The Rockaway Township Wells Superfund site, The Rockaway Borough Wellfield Superfund Site, The Unimatic Manufacturing Corporation Superfund Site, and The Caldwell Trucking Co. Superfund Site.
For more information about Superfund sites in New Jersey and across the country, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/superfund