Chromium Meeting on Public Health Slated for Thursday

At a public meeting Thursday, the Chromium Cleanup Partnership says it will unveil “a comprehensive program designed to protect public health activities” while the cleanup of toxic hexavalent chromium on Garfield Avenue begins this summer.

The partnership is the umbrella name given to PPG Industries, Jersey City and the state Department of Environmental Protection, who all entered into a settlement to force PPG to clean up the waste that has been left at the Garfield site — and others in the area — for decades. Several neighborhood and environmental groups contend that this settlement is not enough, and they continue to fight for stricter standards in federal court.

Thursday’s meeting will be led by Mike McCabe, the court-appointed site administrator for the cleanup, and the public will have the opportunity to give input. If you’re unable to attend but still want to make a comment or ask a question, call 201-777-2099, email info (at)

Chromium Cleanup Partnership Meeting, Thursday, May 20, 6:30 pm, at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive

Jon Whiten

co-founded the Jersey City Independent. He is currently the Deputy Director of New Jersey Policy Perspective.