January 9, 2023 | njspotlightnews.org
There’s a new dispute over who pays for the cleanup of the upper Passaic River, threatening yet another delay in removing or capping a cocktail of contaminants almost 40 years after the federal government made the river and a nearby industrial site part of its Superfund program.
NJ SEED: The costs of removing and/or capping contaminated Superfund sites is astronomical. It is understandable that those who are held responsible want to gather as much company as possible to share the pain. It is disappointing that there will now be further delay in this nearly four-decades-long project.