Sunday, September 15, 2019

Congressman supports EPA cleanup plan for N.J. Superfund site

U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ)
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) | Contributed photo
U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross (D-NJ) issued a statement on Tuesday in support of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed cleanup plan for 33 residential properties on the Sherwin-Williams/Hilliards Creek Superfund site, which covers areas of Gibbsboro and Voorhees, New Jersey.

“This cleanup proposal is welcome news for those residents of Gibbsboro and Voorhees who have had to deal with this mess for years through absolutely no fault of their own,” Norcross said. “If the soil or groundwater under your home is contaminated, you really don’t want to hear anything other than when it will be cleaned up, so it is encouraging that the EPA has now put forward a plan to accomplish that goal.”

EPA inspections have revealed soil and groundwater contamination on the site, including hazardous levels of lead, arsenic and volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The agency’s cleanup plan comes with a $14 million price tag and includes measures aimed at remediating the contaminated soil.

“I will continue working to see that these public health concerns are addressed without delay, and those impacted can finally rest assured that their home is safe,” Norcross said.

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