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A shot of the Passaic River.
The Lower Passaic River.
Photo from NOAA

Proposed plan to cleanup eight miles of the Passaic River in New Jersey

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and NOAA support an EPA plan announced Friday (April 11) to clean up the entire lower 8.3 miles of the Passaic River as an early component of the larger program to restore and revitalize the Lower Passaic River and Newark Bay. The proposed cleanup includes bank to bank dredging of approximately 4.3 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment to allow for placement of a cap to cover the contaminated sediment that will remain in place. The dredged sediment would be transported off-site for disposal. NOAA and the Service are among the trustees who are assessing injuries to natural resources caused by the releases of hazardous substances into these waters, which provide substantial important resources for wildlife and communities in the New York-New Jersey Harbor.

News release
Proposed plan
Passaic River, Newark Bay case site

Published on: Tuesday, April 15,2014

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