$74 million American Cyanamid cleanup in Bridgewater to remove toxic sludge

American Cyanamid Superfund Site, Bridgewater, NJ

BOB MAKIN / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM – A new $74 million cleanup proposal makes the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Bridgewater more of a federal priority, said U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Pete Lopez at a press conference on May 23.

The plan includes the removal and treatment of 55,000 cubic yards of acid tars and such cancer-causing chemicals as benzene from the floodplains of the Raritan River, Lopez said in the parking lot of TD Bank Ball Park, a remediated part of the Superfund site. A chemical and drug manufacturing plant for nearly 100 years, the 435-acre property now is on both the National Priorities List and the EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s list of Superfund sites targeted for immediate and intense attention, Lopez said …

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