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Thank you for visiting the NJDEP Chromium Workgroup web site. We frequently update this site; therefore, we would like to recommend that you check this site from time to time. The updates on the site will include information on research studies, additional chromium related documents, presentations and public meeting announcements.

Latest addition to this web site:

Chromium Research

Site Remediation Program
Hudson County Chromate Chemical Production Waste Sites

Comments or questions should be addressed to the Site Remediation Program

Establishment of Chromium Workgroup -
In March 2004, scientists from the Division of Science, Research and Technology (DSRT) were charged with reviewing the current human health-based soil clean-up criteria for chromium. This was done in response to concerns voiced by the Hudson County community where most of the chrome ore processing residue waste sites are located. An internal DEP workgroup was formed and chaired by Eileen Murphy, Ph.D. (DSRT). A report was prepared in 2005 with the findings of the workgroup (see link below). This chromium webpage was created as a mechanism to keep community members and other stakeholders informed on departmental chromium reports, projects and issues. It is updated routinely by the Office of Science (formerly DSRT).

Historical Chromium Documents

Presentations from September 12, 2006 public meeting

Hudson County Chromium Exposure Route Pathway Investigation
Dr. Kathy Black,
Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (EOHSI) and Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Piscataway, NJ

Study of Lung Cancer Incidence in Relation to Historic Potential for Exposure to Chromium in Jersey City - Dr. Alan Stern, Chief, Risk Assessment Section, Division of Science, Research, and Technology

Presentations from 2/15/06 public meeting.

Documents requested during meeting on 12/5/05

Division of Science and Research
Dr. Gary A. Buchanan, Director

Phone: (609) 984-6070
Fax: (609) 292-7340