Environment & Energy Report

EPA to Spend $9.4M to Take Lead-Tainted Soil From N.J. Town

June 22, 2017, 9:33 PM

It will cost an estimated $9.4 million to remove and replace lead-contaminated soil from a residential development in West Deptford, N.J., built on top of a dump for crushed battery casings, the EPA said.

The properties formerly owned by Tempo Development Group were added in October 2016 to the Matteo & Sons Inc. Superfund site, after buried battery casings were discovered in the southern New Jersey residential area during September 2015 sewer repairs.

It appears that the battery casings were dumped at the Tempo area years ago from the nearby Matteo battery and scrap metal recycling facility...

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