Contact: Elias Rodriguez, (212) 637-3664, [email protected] or John Martin, (212) 637-3662, [email protected]
(New York, N.Y. – Sept. 13, 2013) On Monday, Sept. 16, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck and Congressmember Rodney Frelinghuysen and State and local officials will announce the removal of rusting and leaking drums and containers found on-site at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site located in Rockaway Township. They will also travel throughout Morris, Essex and Sussex Counties to review and assess progress on Superfund cleanups at four other hazardous waste sites. The other sites on the tour are the Mansfield Trail Dump (Byram Township), the Rockaway Borough Wellfield (Rockaway Borough), the Rockaway Township Wells (Rockaway Township) and the Caldwell Trucking Co. (Fairfield Township).
Superfund is the federal cleanup program established by Congress in 1980 to investigate and clean up the country’s most hazardous waste sites. The program was enacted in the wake of the discovery of toxic waste dumps such as Love Canal in the 1970s. It allows the EPA to clean up such sites and to compel parties responsible for the pollution to perform cleanups or reimburse the government for EPA-lead cleanups.
What: Announcement of cleanup, tour of Superfund sites with EPA Regional Administrator, member of Congress, state and local officials and subject matter experts, photo opportunities and interviews.
Who: Judith A. Enck, EPA Regional Administrator, Rodney Frelinghuysen, U.S. Congressman
When: 10:00 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
Where: Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund Site, Rockaway Township, NJ.
Attendees gather across the road from “Sterigenics”: 108 Lake Denmark Road, Rockaway Township, NJ 07866
Note: For the day’s full itinerary, please email: [email protected]