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The Office of Community Relations plays a key role in the communication of information about a range of contaminated sites in New Jersey. OCR is the primary contact for citizens to obtain information for site cleanup issues. Through its public meetings, distribution of materials, or answering general questions over the phone, OCR is available to citizens on a regular basis.

Public Meeting Notice: Walter O. Krumbiegel School, Hillside Township, Union County
The Hillside School District has invited representatives from the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Health to a public meeting on Aug. 30 to discuss recent indoor air testing at the Walter O. Krumbiegel Middle School. The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the school, 145 Hillside Avenue. During the meeting, the DEP will also discuss its plans to conduct indoor air testing at nearby residential and commercial properties. For more information, please see the Walter O. Krumbiegel School Fact sheet.

Compliance Advisory for Municipalities and Government Entities - March 2012
DEP Advises Municipalities of Mandatory Remediation Time Frames

DEP Advises Government Entities of Mandatory Remediation Time Frames

Pine Lake Park Ground Water Contamination Site , PI# G000009218, Township of Manchester, Ocean County

The Final Decision Document presents a brief summary of the Remedial Investigation (RI) that was completed for the site in 2010. Based on the findings/conclusions of the RI, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has determined that no further action is warranted for the Pine Lake Park area ground water.

Please see the Pine Lake Park web page for additional information.

Struthers-Dunn, Inc., PI# 010175, Township of Mantua, Gloucester County

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is conducting a demolition project at a portion of the existing buildings at the former Struthers- Dunn, Inc. site. For more information, please see the Struthers-Dunn, Inc. Community Notice.

Sunshine Cleaners, PI#: 267431, City of Northfield, Atlantic County

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has contracted Kleinfelder East, Inc. (Kleinfelder) to perform a Remedial Investigation (RI) of the soil and groundwater at the Sunshine Cleaners, located at 1630 Tilton Road (B: 97, L: 13) in Northfield City. For more information, please see the Sunshine Cleaners fact sheet.

Global Landfill Superfund Site, PI: G000003352, Township of Old Bridge, Middlesex County

On behalf of the Global PRP Group, Golder Associates submitted a Final (100%) Design Report (FDR) to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In September 2009, the NJDEP approved the October 2007 Final (100%) Design Report and associated March 2009 Addendum. The FDR was developed to provide the specifications of the proposed design for a cap cover system. The remedial action construction began in May 2010.

For more information, please see the Global Landfill fact sheet [pdf] or the DEP news release.

A Wetland Mitigation Project is being initiated in the 10 acre marsh area located at Block 451, Lot 1.04 in Sayreville Borough, Middlesex County. This project is being completed in order to satisfy a portion of the wetland mitigation obligations related to the remediation of the Global Landfill Superfund Site. For more information, please see the Wetland Mitigation Project fact sheet. [pdf] Posted 26 February 2011

Technical Assistance Grants

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announces the introduction of a Technical Assistance Grant program. The program provides funding to nonprofit community groups to employ independent Licensed Site Remediation Professionals as technical advisors to perform activities to improve the public’s understanding of environmental conditions and remediation of contaminated sites in their communities. Please visit the TAG web page for Information about the eligibility requirements and application process.