60 percent of Superfund sites are vulnerable to climate change, including 4 in Hudson County: report


PATRICK VILLANOVA / JERSEY JOURNAL – Four Superfund sites in Hudson County are located in areas that may be threatened by climate change, a new report from the Government Accountability Office found.

The report concluded that approximately 60 percent of the 1,571 Superfund sites across the country may be impacted by wildfires, flooding, and sea level rise – natural hazards exacerbated by climate change.

Three of the local Superfund sites identified by the report are in Kearny, and one is in Jersey City. A fifth property that may be vulnerable to climate change – the former Grand Street Mercury site in Hoboken – was removed from the Environmental Protection Agency’s National Priority List (NPL) in 2007 after its remediation …

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