Pressure increases to add former DuPont munitions site to federal Superfund program


JAMES M. O’NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM – Lawmakers, residents and environmental advocates gathered in Pompton Lakes on Tuesday and called for Gov. Phil Murphy to petition the federal government to add the former DuPont munitions site to the Superfund program and halt a pilot study that homeowners say could flood their basements with toxic waste.

Rep. Tim Eustace, D-Maywood and former chairman of the Assembly Environment Committee, said the Legislature should reinforce that message by passing a resolution directing Murphy to seek Superfund designation for the polluted site, which includes a plume of contaminated groundwater beneath 400 homes …

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