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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.
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
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.
Do you live within 400 feet of one of PPG’s chromium-contaminated sites in Jersey City? (Not sure? Check the sites here.) Are you worries about chromium contamination in your home? If so, you should head to Thursday’s workshop being put together by the city, the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and PPG (known collectively
Officials have confirmed a meeting next Thursday, Dec. 17, to discuss potential health studies in the chromium-polluted areas being cleaned up under a settlement between the city, the state and PPG Industries. Site administrator Mike McCabe says he is currently reviewing chromium-related health studies and consulting with experts to determine whether or not to implement
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
The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced today that it is providing Jersey City with $231,402 in grants to help boost our local recycling efforts as part of $14.5 million it is doling out to municipalities across the state. Despite the statewide grant amount being nearly double last year’s figure, Jersey City will receive
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
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
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.
The revised settlement between Jersey City, the state of New Jersey and PPG Industries regarding the cleanup of hexavalent chromium along Garfield Avenue was finalized this week, and the Jersey City Independent has obtained a copy. The settlement, which was originally announced in February, underwent a public hearing process, where residents and environmental advocates raised