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  • 4 October 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, announces the availability of the Draft Integrated Hurricane Sandy General Reevaluation Report/Environmental Assessment (HSGRR/EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Passaic Tidal Protection Area Coastal Storm Risk Management Study. This Draft Integrated HSGRR/EA has been prepared to document the formulation and evaluation […]

  • 6 October 2016
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a legal agreement with Occidental Chemical Corporation to perform engineering and design work needed to begin the cleanup of the lower 8.3 miles of the lower Passaic River. This work, which includes sampling, evaluating technologies, and doing the engineering work necessary before physical cleanup work can begin, will be […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Business & Finance

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued its final Record of Decision for the Christie Administration’s selected remediation plan for the Lower Passaic River. The DEP issued a letter of concurrence to EPA last week, calling for the engineered, bank-to-bank capping of the lower 8.3 miles of the river, and the dredging of approximately 3.5 […]

  • 18 August 2015
    Business & Finance, Research & Development

    This summer Portland State University (PSU) Civil and Environmental Engineering professors David Jay and Stefan Talke embark on a multi-year study to investigate the transport of contaminants in one of the most polluted Superfund sites in the United States. The goal of the study is to identify the most effective and practical remediation strategy tailored […]

  • 31 July 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently bestowed its annual “Citizen Excellence in Community Involvement Award” on a community advisory group formed to raise awareness and solicit public input into the agency’s proposed $1.7 billion Superfund cleanup of the Passaic River. The award, which recognizes a “significant contribution” to a Superfund cleanup, went to the […]

  • 18 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin have announced that a Superior Court judge has approved a $190 million settlement with Occidental Chemical Corp. that resolves the company’s liability for contamination of the Passaic River. Approved by Superior Court Judge Sebastian P. Lombardi on Tuesday, the Occidental […]

  • 16 September 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman and Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday that Occidental Chemical Corp. has agreed to pay the State $190 million to resolve its liability for past cleanup and removal costs, natural resource damages and other costs and damages related to contamination of the Passaic River. The Occidental […]

  • 28 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Environmental cleanup experts gathered at New Jersey Institute of Technology last week for an all-day public forum on a $1.7 billion proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to dredge toxic sediment from an eight-mile stretch of the lower Passaic River. The EPA has called the plan, which proposes removing 4.3 million cubic yards […]

  • 29 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a proposed cleanup to remove 4.3 million cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from the lower eight miles of the Passaic River in New Jersey. The sediment in the Passaic River is severely contaminated with dioxin, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), heavy metals, pesticides and other contaminants from more than […]

  • 8 May 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    On April 11, 2014, at Newark Riverfront Park’s Orange Boardwalk, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its long-awaited cleanup plan for the lower eight miles of the Passaic River. The proposal includes bank-to-bank dredging of the river and the removal of 4.3 million cubic yards of contaminated sediment. As per Superfund law, the clean-up will […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The Lower Passaic River Study Area Cooperating Parties Group (CPG) announced that they are disappointed because the EPA has released its Focused Feasibility Study (FFS) and Proposed Plan, a massive, impractical, and disruptive bank-to-bank remedy for the lower eight miles of the River. EPA’s proposal raises a number of substantial issues that should cause concern […]

  • 14 April 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has chosen the New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Administration’s preferred remedy as its proposed remediation plan for the Lower Passaic River, a plan that could kick-start a long-overdue cleanup of a contaminated eight-mile section of this vital waterway that was once an economic engine for the state and nation, […]

  • 10 March 2014

    The Christie Administration has awarded $3 million in stream cleaning grants to municipal and county governments in the Passaic River Basin as part of an ongoing, long-term effort to reduce flood impacts in communities in a four-county region of North Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin announced today. The DEP, which is […]

  • 7 March 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin and Colonel Paul E. Owen, Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York District, announced the release of the first phase of a study evaluating long-term flood risk management alternatives to help Passaic River Basin communities deal with chronic flooding. The Army Corps’ Phase 1 […]

  • 20 September 2013

    The Christie Administration announced that local and county governments in the Passaic River Basin may now apply for state grants to help them keep streams and rivers clear of snags, debris and shoals under a new $3 million program that will reduce flooding risks in communities throughout the Passaic River region. The Department of Environmental […]

  • 9 August 2013

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck was joined today by Congressmember Bill Pascrell, Jr., New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, Bergen County Executive Kathleen A. Donovan, Mayor of Lyndhurst Robert Giangeruso and other dignitaries as she announced that work has begun to remove approximately 20,000 cubic yards of highly […]

  • 15 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrat Marlene Caride to commence flood control projects along the Passaic River Basin was approved by the full Senate. The measure was approved 37-0. “Since early 2012, New Jersey has seen the worst in ravaging storms and flood damage,” said Caride (D-Bergen, Passaic). “The severity of the weather is not only […]

  • 1 July 2013
    Business & Finance

    Working to prevent the flooding that has repeatedly caused so much costly damage to communities in the Passaic River Basin, legislation that would allocate $3 million for flood control work was approved by the Senate on Thursday and sent to the governor. Sponsored by Senator Paul Sarlo, the bill, S-1781/A-2675, would re-appropriate $3 million from […]

  • 25 June 2013

    Legislation (A-2675) sponsored by Assembly Republicans Dave Russo and Scott Rumana, both R-Passaic, Bergen, Essex and Morris, that re-appropriates $3 million to dredge waterways of municipalities in the Passaic River Basin was released by the Assembly Budget Committee. The funds never used from the 2003 bond act were made available due to project deferrals or […]

  • 18 June 2013
    Business & Finance

    Working to prevent the flooding that has repeatedly caused so much costly damage to communities in the Passaic River Basin, Senator Paul Sarlo had legislation that would allocate $3 million to flood control work approved by a Senate committee and he introduced a separate bill to expand the role of the Meadowlands Commission to include […]

  • 19 June 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it has reached agreement with 70 companies considered potentially responsible for contamination of the lower Passaic River to remove approximately 16,000 cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from a half-mile long area of the Passaic River in Lyndhurst, New Jersey at their expense. High levels of contaminants, including […]

  • 15 June 2012

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection have both signed a cost-sharing agreement that officially begins the Passaic River Basin General Reevaluation Study, analyzing and comparing flood risk management alternatives for communities throughout the basin. The reevaluation is one of the 15 recommendations made by […]

  • 25 May 2012

    The Christie Administration has won another round in the state’s legal fight to hold those responsible for intentionally polluting the lower Passaic River with pesticides, including an extremely toxic form of dioxin, liable for cleanup, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin announced yesterday. Superior Court Judge Sebastian P. Lombardi, presiding in Essex County, held […]

  • 30 April 2012

    The US Environmental Protection Agency, which has determined the Passaic River to be a Superfund site, has been advised by the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT), an advisory board established by the EPA, that the Cement-Lock process is suitable as a way to begin cleaning up the Lower Passaic River and […]

  • 20 March 2012

    The first stage of a two-phase project to remove dioxin-contaminated and cancer-causing sediments from the lower Passaic River, adjacent to the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in the Ironbound section of Newark, has begun yesterday. Tierra Solutions, current owner of the former Diamond Alkali site, under federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supervision, is initially targeting removal […]

  • 14 February 2012

    U.S. Sens. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), applauded President Barack Obama’s allocating $1 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the Passaic River Reevaluation Study in his proposed national budget for Fiscal Year 2013. The proposed funding follows the lawmakers’ request to the […]

  • 26 December 2011

    The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded a $350,000 grant to four towns in Morris and Passaic counties for Passaic River Basin stream and river desnagging and clearing efforts to improve the flow of water and help alleviate future flooding problems, Commissioner Bob Martin announced recently. The grant is another step in the Christie Administration’s […]

  • 3 November 2011

    U.S. Senator Robert Menendez joined EPA and Army Corps of Engineers officials to launch cleanup operations on the Passaic…   (paramuspost) [mappress] Source: paramuspost, November 3, 2011;

  • 1 November 2011

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced the start of construction needed to remove contaminated sediment from the lower Passaic River. This is an important milestone in the cleanup of this heavily contaminated stretch of the Passaic adjacent to the Diamond Alkali Superfund site in Newark, New Jersey. The sediment in this area of the […]