Editorial: Capping plan at Ringwood toxic site is not a real or just solution

Ringwood Superfund Site, topo map

NORTHJERSEY.COM – Any realistic hopes of a real, thorough cleanup at the Upper Ringwood Superfund site were all but dashed this week when federal environmental officials reached a $21 million settlement late Monday with Ford Motor Co. and Ringwood on a controversial remediation plan that will leave tons of polluted soil in place.

Instead of a comprehensive cleanup, which has been long called for and was originally agreed to, the current proposal, if allowed to stand, will merely cap 166,000 tons of contaminated soil at the O’Connor Disposal Area …

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