Tuesday, April 27, 2010

56 years after contamination, officials offer free inspections of NJ residents' home sites, as well as free blood tests for chromium

April 27, 2010- With the removal of chromium-laced soil scheduled to begin next month at a site on Garfield Avenue in Jersey City, city officials are urging residents to participate in a blood-testing program. The Chromium Cleanup Partnership held a meeting last week for residents who live near 900 Garfield Ave. at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The partnership, headed by court-appointed site administrator Mike McCabe, consists of representatives from the state Department of Environmental Protection, Jersey City and PPG Industries, the company responsible for overseeing the remediation of 20 chromium-contaminated sites in Hudson County.


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