EPA, Justice Department Announce $2.6M Settlement for NJ Superfund Site

Date: March 16, 2005

Source: News Room

The EPA (www.epa.gov) and the Justice Department (www.usdoj.gov) have announced that twelve companies will pay a total of $2.6 million in reimbursement costs for the ongoing cleanup of the Kin-Buc Superfund site in Edison, N.J. The companies, who are former owners and operators of the landfill, will also pay a $100,000 civil penalty for failing to meet cleanup deadlines set by the EPA. The companies will also invest about $1 million into restoration and development of open space. The 200-acre former landfill began operating in 1947, and accepted tens of millions of gallons of hazardous waste from 1973 until 1976, when it shut down.

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