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PPG Industries will present its proposed work plans for the initial cleanup at the Garfield Avenue chromium site, as well as how it plans to protect the public's health during the process, at a public meeting Monday evening.

The company, fresh off losing a legal battle to dismiss a federal lawsuit calling for a more stringent remediation plan, says it plans to start the cleanup this June with demolition of the concrete slab at the site, select excavation and treatment testing. According to a timeline that site administrator Mike McCabe presented to a judge last month, that process is expected to take about a year.

McCabe will chair Monday's meeting, and in addition to representatives from PPG, Department of Environmental Protection and Jersey City officials will be on hand.

They will all take questions and listen to feedback from the public. No RSVP is required to attend. However, if you're not able to attend but still want to share your thoughts or ask a question, you can call 201-777-2099 or email info (at) chromecleanup.com.

Details: Monday, April 19, 6:30 pm, at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center, 140 Martin Luther King Drive.


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Chromium Meeting Slated for Monday

PPG Industries will present its proposed work plans for the initial cleanup at the Garfield Avenue chromium site, as well as how it plans to protect the public’s health during the process, at a public meeting Monday evening. The company, fresh off losing a legal battle to dismiss a federal lawsuit calling for a more

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Federal Suit Against PPG Can Move Forward, Judge Rules

In a ruling handed down Friday, U.S. District Judge Joseph Greenaway said that a coalition of local groups and environmentalists can continue a federal lawsuit to push for stricter cleanup of chromium contamination in Jersey City than the cleanup called for in last year’s multi-party settlement and consent judgment.

Chromium Cleanup Meeting Tonight

Residents will get a chance tonight to come out and hear what court-appointed site administrator Mike McCabe has planned for the cleanup of a handful of chromium-contaminated sites in Jersey City — most notably the large property at 880-900 Garfield Avenue, where PPG Industries processed chromite ore until 1963. The meeting is the first of

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New Lawsuit Alleges DEP Violates Open Records Law

In early August, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) filed an Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request to find out more information about the process the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been guided by in choosing representatives for its new Science Advisory Board. The DEP denied PEER’s request, claiming that almost all the requested

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DEP: We’ll Look at Chromium Standards

With its hand forced by the petitions for rulemaking filed in early May by the Interfaith Community Organization (ICO), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Jersey City community group GRACO, the state Department of Environmental Protection announced today that it will develop “final standards” for cleaning up chromium-contaminated soil — by 2011. “New

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Is the DEP Taking the ‘Public’ Out of ‘Public Records’?

A memo leaked out of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) earlier this month amounts to a “gag order on environmental scientists,” critics contend, while open government advocates say the DEP is going too far in restricting information. The DEP, however, says the critics’ allegations are baseless.

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