Pompton Lakes residents rally to oppose controversial cleanup plan

Pompton Lakes, EPA, new jersey

JAMES M O’NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Holding signs that said “DuPont clean up your mess” and “Don’t pinch pennies on our health,” a group of Pompton Lakes residents held a small rally Thursday, exhorting neighbors to voice their displeasure with a proposal to dilute contaminated groundwater beneath their homes by pumping clean water into the ground.

Residents are worried the plan will raise the water table beneath their homes and push contaminated water into their basements. They hope to convince as many residents as possible to file their disagreement with the plan to the state Department of Environmental Protection before the agency’s public comment period on the plan ends Oct. 26 …

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