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EPA Releases Plan for Next Phase of Cleanup at Radiation Technology Site in Rockaway, New Jersey

Submitted by on May 12, 2011 – 1:00 amNo Comment

(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a plan for the next phase of cleanup work at the Radiation Technology, Inc. Superfund site in Rockaway Township, New Jersey. The 263-acre site was used for testing and developing rocket motors and developing propellants. Ground water at the site is contaminated with volatile organic compounds, a group of chemicals that can have serious health effects. EPA is proposing to dig up and remove pieces of deteriorated drums that are buried in a waste disposal area at the site to prevent them from further contaminating the surrounding soil with heavy metals.

For the complete press release, please visit the EPA newsroom at:  http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/77c7e0009ec27b4985257359003f5341/890c43e5b1e5caa58525787100649d32!OpenDocument

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