We would like to think that our Environment is safe for us to live in. That the air is safe to breathe, water to drink, food to eat, etc. Unfortunately, sometimes there are toxins that are found in the ground that need to be remediated.
Have you ever heard of the National Priorities List (NPL)? It is the list of national priorities known to release or threaten the release of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants located in the US. The list is intended to help guide the EPA in determining which sites to further investigate. And, guess what state has the more sites on the list than any other? New Jersey.
There are a couple in Bergen & Passaic that we thought we’d point out, you can read a more detailed article about these sites here if you’d like to learn more.
The hazardous sites in Bergen & Passaic are:
- Fair Lawn Well Field in Fair Lawn
- Garfield Groundwater the EC Electroplating (ECE) property and a chromium groundwater plume extending 1/2 mile west to the Passaic River
- Curcio Scrap Metal in Saddle Brook
- Maywood Chemical Co. there are more than 90 properties in Maywood, Rochelle Park and Lodi
- Quanta Resources in Edgewater
- Ringwood Mines/Landfill in Ringwood
- Scientific Chemical Processing in Carlstadt
- Universal Oil Products in East Rutherford
The sites are in various stages of clean-up. Some the soil has been remediated but groundwater cleanup is ongoing, some the soil remediation is still happening, and some, nothing has happened yet.
The good news is that our facility is located in a convenient location to make us a great option for helping to clean up these local sites and restore these sites back to healthy levels, making our neighborhoods safer, and better.
Our negative air system safely processes incoming material – making clean-up that much easier for you.