Superfund site: ‘Oil Lake’ in Meadowlands to get $24 million EPA cleanup

Part of a Superfund site in the Meadowlands dubbed “Oil Lake,” which is home to tons of contaminated soil from a shuttered petroleum plant, is slated to receive its most comprehensive cleanup under a $24 million plan approved Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Almost 40 years after the 30-acre Diamond Head Oil Refinery in Kearny closed, the plan calls for taking out thousands of truckloads of polluted soil. But it does not address contaminated groundwater, which the EPA said will be covered in a future cleanup.

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/environment/2017/10/03/oil-lake-meadowlands-cleaned-after-languishing-decades/728641001/

Source: North Jersey

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