New law ‘turns on the spigot’ at old plant that treats wastewater on Delaware River

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BILL GALLO, JR. / NJ.COM – A South Jersey company could soon again be processing millions of gallons of hazardous wastewater and dumping the residue into the Delaware River thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.

The measure updates the definition of what an existing hazardous waste facility is under state law, basically grandfathering in Chemours’wastewater treatment plant in Carneys Point, enabling it to possibly resume again accepting outside waste to treat.

Officials see the governor’s action as a plus for business and the environment, but environmental leaders fear the action will ” … open up a spigot of toxic chemicals getting into the Delaware …”

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