Editorial: Berry’s Creek toxic waste cleanup is long overdue

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NORTHJERSEY.COM – At last it appears that real environmental relief, complete with restorative dredging, may soon be coming to Berry’s Creek in the Meadowlands, a body of water long choked with assorted toxic materials and contaminants — from PCBs to mercury waste — and long abused as thoughtlessly and pervasively as any place in New Jersey.

On Tuesday federal officials announced they had approved a $332 million plan to remove toxic waste from the waterway, making it one of the largest toxic waste cleanups ever in New Jersey. As Staff Writer Scott Fallon reports, the cleanup will benefit much of the Meadowlands, since Berry’s Creek meanders for 6 miles through several towns …

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