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Note first and second public meeting comments. Important contamination issues were brought forward to our local government officials by the residents which include the Hazard Ranking System Score (HRS) of the DuPont Pompton Lakes Works facility performed in 1982 time-frame. Our score was high and did not include our mercury and vapor intrusion contamination at the time the ranking was performed.
Residents talk with DEP and EPA about the cleanup of the Pompton Lake
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The Suburban Trends, Reporter Leslie Scott - click on the link below:
EPA to hold listening session on vapor intrusion in Pompton Lakes and other parts of NJ
The Record, Environmental Reporter James O'Neill - click on the link below:
Pompton Lakes residents barred from suing DuPont
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We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Senators Lautenberg, Menendez and Congressman Pascrell for their continued support and assistance in helping those living in contaminated areas in Pompton Lakes and throughout the state of New Jersey!
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Senators Lautenberg, Menendez and Congressman Pacrell's March 14, 2011 to EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson
This is a travesty for many residents living in the contamination and beyond. Many residents voiced that they were not comfortable with the Borough of Pompton Lakes elected officials vote to pass a resolution Not to Support Superfund "at this time". The residents that came out in Support of Superfund at the March 23rd Council Meeting spoke honestly and openly in hope that the resolution would not move forward! Meanwhile...We won't back down, we will stand our ground...there is no easy way out! (Tom Petty)
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DuPont and the “Compact Majority” in Pompton Lakes – Where Life Imitates Art
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Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes Fact vs. Fiction" SuperFund Sheet
Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes 10-Point Plan
Superfund Success Stories
SuperFund site status fails to appeal to the boro
"This article appears in the February 2011 issue of EM Magazine, a publication of the Air & Waste Management Association (A&WMA; www.awma.org).To obtain copies and reprints, please contact A&WMA directly at
"This document has not been reviewed by EPA and does not
represent the opinion or views of the Agency, only the individual authors"
Special thanks goes out to Clean Vapor President Thomas Hatton for making us aware of this article and for reaching out to the authors.
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A General (Evidence-Based) Framework for Assessing the Vapor Intrusion Pathway - Henry Schuver and William Wertz
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Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes is a registered non-profit organization. Our organization provides environmental education, data and scientific assistance in a charitable way to and for the health and welfare of the public.
1. Responsible for obtaining the right for the residents living in over 450+ homes located in the DuPont contaminated plume amd barrier area to soil sub-slab test their homes for the industry standard of 63 chemicals.
2. Residents now have the rigth to hire a NJDEP-approved private contractor to perform the chemical pre-testing of their homes/property.
3. Residents can now hire a NJDEP-approved private contractor to design, install and monitor their vapor mitigation system to rid their homes of hazardous vapor gases at no cost to the homeowner.
Thanks to our Senators Lautenberg, Menendez, Congressman Pascrell and the Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes - Lakeside School in Pompton Lakes was tested for the first time since the initial contamination findings over 20 years ago!
Meeting with Federal Officials to bring awareness to our serious issues and problems in the affected area of our community.
Held and will continue to hold various open public meetings educating the public on pollution issues, bringing environmental experts to the community to discuss pollution issues and continue to bring awareness of the effects in the Borough of Pompton Lakes.
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"Pompton Lakes Gets Hope from EPA"
Our executive director and other Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes resident members took a step forward! Chemical testing was performed on their homes by their NJDEP/EPA approved private contractor this week for the full spectrum of 63 chemicals - air and soil-sub slab test! It is important residents receive the full specturm of 63 chemical testing in air and soil-sub slab testing for future study and analysis of the contamination issues we are faced with in our community.
We urge residents to start scheduling their testing with Viridian, Inc. (see left column for contact information ). Our choice for vapor mitigation is Clean Vapor (see left column for contact information).
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Community action groups speak to the EPA
Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes DuPont Pompton Lakes
Serious Issues Of Concern
Works Serious Issues of Concern
Remediation Action Needed
Group Demands Accountability On Behalf Of The Plume, The Suburban Trends, December 22, 2010
UPDATE 12/16,2010 - per an email we received today from the NJDEP, written procedures will be released and available to the public soon.
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Re: Chemical Soil Sub-Slub Testing In Pompton Lakes, NJDEP, 12/16/10
In the meantime, we strongly recommend ALL residents living in the contaminated area in Pompton Lakes, who were previously testing for 10 Chemicals, seek Soil sub-slab re-testing for 63 Chemicals!
We are here to help you - reach out if you need assistance!
Attention all residents living in the contaminated Plume and Barrier areas in Pompton Lakes, NJ!
NJDEP Work Plan Appendum Approval Letter, 12/9/10
All residents that previously received soil sub-slab testing were only tested for 10 chemicals which is NOT the industry standard of 63 chemicals (see our comments in left hand column)! The reduction in the amount of chemicals from "63 to 10" was an agreement reached by state/federal agencies and DuPont over 10 years ago before our groundwater was cleaned-up and before we were informed of vapor intrusion in 2008!
As per, NJDEP's Steve Maybury verbally communicated, in the Environmental Community Advisory Group Meeting (CAG) meeting on December 1, 2010 in Pompton Lakes, it was stated that if unsafe levels of the 53 chemicals were to appear in residents' sol sub-slab testing, (for example, the chemical benzene which has appeared in many air sampling in homes at "high unsafe" levels) further investigation will occur. Residents have contacted our organization and WE AGREE and are demanding clear, concise written documentation on what steps will be taken to ensure our safety!
The Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes has made a request, to NJDEP's Mr. S. Maybury (late last week) and in turn, made a similar request last night to our Senators' and Congressman's offices, that the residents living in contamination to be provided with written clarification on what will be done if unsafe levels of the 51 chemicals are evident! We will keep you posted on our progress.
DuPont Vapor Mitigation Work Plan Addendum Letter, 12/1/10
Pompton Lakes Hires Environmental Lawyer
DuPont Gave State More Tainted Soil
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: REP. PASCRELL, SEN. LAUTENBERG APPLAUD AGREEMENT TO TEST FOR AND MITIGATE ADDITIONAL CONTAMINANTS AT POMPTON LAKES PROPERTIES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes Give The Plume Residents A Standing Ovation!
Letter Campaign To Address Pollution Issues In Pompton Lakes
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes/CHEJ SUPERFUND BIRTHDAY REQUEST
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The Record: Clear Waters
DUPONT HAS WITHDRAWN ITS PERMIT-BY-RULE APPLICATION!
THIS HAPPENED BECAUSE OF THE ACTIVE RESIDENTS OF POMPTON LAKES, NJ!
Thank you to the residents of Pompton Lakes that united and stood up for what would have been so very wrong for their future! Special thanks to all of you that took the time out of their busy and environmentally-affected daily lives for attending the public hearing and contributing! The bravery and and due diligence you displayed speaking at the hearing and following up with your countless phone calls to NJDEP Commissioner Bob Martin did not go unnoticed! Your messages to Commissioner Martin asking for the NJDEP to deny DuPont's Permit-by-Rule Application were heard!
Your voices truly made a difference! Congrats to all of you!
Heartfelt thanks also to Executive Director of PEER, Mr. Bill Wolfe and Executive Director Robert Spiegel of the Edison Wetlands Association for their expertise and support of the residents at Monday's November 15th Public Hearing!
Special Thanks to Senators Menendez, Lautenberg and Congressman Pascrell for their continued support!
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Groundwater Remedial Action Workplan Addendum DuPont Pompton Lakes Works-March 2009
Explanation of Permit-By-Rule Process
The Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes and their resident members will continue to strive for positive change and action.
We are committed to set a precedence for positive change in how America's contamination issues are handled and remediated.
The way we act upon the DuPont contamination issue in Pompton Lakes, can help others in the United States moving forward!
Together We Are Making History!
It is our understanding that this is a "first" which makes this a historical moment for the DuPont plume residents of Pompton Lakes! This piece of history was created by the due diligence of the Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes and resident members that stood their ground!
The residents affected by the contamination in Pompton Lakes and live in distress and fear daily, need clean-up of the contamination and relief! Human life must come first!
Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes New Flash! September 27, 2010 Congressman Pascrell/Third Party Contractor Chemical Pre-testing/Vapor Mitigation
The Citizens For A Clean Pompton Lakes stumbled across these alarming videos. Click on the links below:
NIDAN PART 1 - DUPONT - HISTORY
NIDAN PARTY - DUPONT - NATIONAL PRIORITY LIST
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