DuPont spinoff company could soon process toxic water for profit

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SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Although under fire for how it has handled the cleanup of its pollution in a Pompton Lakes neighborhood, a DuPont spinoff company was granted a legislative victory on Monday that could allow it to resume processing the toxic wastewater of other companies at its mammoth South Jersey plant.

The state Senate approved a bill Monday, 38-0, that would allow the spinoff company, Chemours, to accept polluted liquids at its Salem County complex, six years after it shut down its wastewater processing business. The Assembly has not yet voted on the measure.

Supporters say it’s simply a procedural move that will allow wastewater to be properly treated while benefiting the South Jersey economy …

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