EPA unveils $332M mercury cleanup for Berry’s Creek near NY Giants practice facility

New Jersey meadowlands

JAMES M. O’NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM – To reduce the human health risk from high levels of mercury, PCBs and chromium in the Meadowlands, the federal government announced Monday a $332 million plan to dredge about 100 acres of waterways and marshland in Berry’s Creek, a key tributary of the Hackensack River that encircles MetLife Stadium.

Mercury levels in Berry’s Creek, which runs for 6 miles through six Bergen County towns, are among the highest ever recorded in a freshwater ecosystem in the United States …

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