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EPA Extends Public Comment Period to February 5 for Plan to Address Pollution at Ringwood Mines Superfund Site in Ringwood, New Jersey

Release Date: 12/31/2013
Contact Information: Mary Mears (212) 637-3673; mears.mary@epa.gov

      (New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period for the cleanup plan proposed on September 30, 2013 for the Ringwood Mines Superfund site in Ringwood, NJ until February 5, 2014. The proposal contains plans to address contamination in three areas of the site: Peter’s Mine Pit – the removal of some potentially contaminated soil from around the opening of the mine pit, followed by capping; Cannon Mine Pit – capping of the mine pit; O’Connor Disposal Area – excavation of the landfill, with a contingency if the Borough of Ringwood moves forward with its plan to build on this area of the site.

      The EPA held a public meeting on November 7, 2013 to explain the proposed plan. The original public comment deadline of December 2, 2013 had first been extended to January 6, 2014 and is now extended until February 5, 2014.

      Written comments may be mailed or emailed to:
      Joseph A. Gowers, Remedial Project Manager
      U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – Region 2
      290 Broadway, 19th Floor
      New York, N.Y. 10007-1866
      (212) 637-4413
      gowers.joe@epa.gov

      To read EPA’s proposed cleanup plan, go to: http://www.epa.gov/region02/superfund/npl/ringwood/index.html.

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