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Protecting Communities from Air Toxics (also known as the Camden Waterfront South Air Toxics Pilot Project)

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NATA results predicted that South Camden is exposed to the highest air toxics exposures in New Jersey. The study employed a suite of inventory, modeling and monitoring methods to identify exposure to air toxics in the neighborhood.  The study also generated a set of risk reduction strategies. South Camden was already an area of concern as an Environmental Justice community. The project report is attached. It is/will be available on the Internet at the following location: http://www.nj.gov/dep/ej/airtoxics.htm. The author of the report is Joann Held, Project Manager, Bureau of Air Quality Evaluation, New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, P.O. Box 027, Trenton, NJ 08625; telepnone number (609) 633-1110.

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** This project is completed. **

2. What State and/or Region is the project located?

New Jersey

3. What is the specific location of the project?


4. What is the objective and scope of the project?

Identifying the air toxics of concern in Waterfront South, Camden, New Jersey and generating risk reduction strategies.

5. What is driving the need for this project?

NATA results show that South Camden is exposed to the highest air toxics exposures in New Jersey. In addition, Waterfront South is an Environmental Justice community with multiple environmental issues.

6. What is the geographic scale of the project?


7. When did the project begin?


8. When did the project end?

9. What is the time period of the data being used in the project?

10. In general, how is this project designed?

11. What does this project contribute to the risk knowledge base?

12. Who are the primary contacts for the project?

Marlon Gonzales
290 Broadway
25th Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866

Olga Boyko
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
PO Box 027
401 E. State St.
Trenton, NJ 08625

13. If there is a published report, who are the authors?

14. What is the report ID number of the project and/or the publication date?

15. What was the cost of the project?


16. How is the project being funded?

EPA, plus in-kind support by NJDEP

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