NJ Could Soon Add Up to 25 More Superfund Sites

Sunday, Jun 27, 2010  |  Updated 12:45 PM EDT
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NJ Could Soon Add Up to 25 More Superfund Sites

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New Jersey is already home to the largest number of Superfund toxic-waste sites in the nation and state and federal officials say that list may soon get much longer.

The Garden State expects to add 15 to 25 more properties to the National Priorities List in the next five years.

And while adding to the list means the state is eligible for more federal cleanup money, it also means New Jersey has yet to see the end of its terrible legacy of contamination, one that in some instances dates back a century.

New Jersey has received $3 billion from the Superfund in the past 30 years, and another $150 million more from the federal stimulus package.

But only 29 of the state's 142 hazardous-waste sites have been cleaned up.

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