Environmental Protection

EPA to Update Imperial Oil Site Progress after ARRA Infusion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has scheduled a public information session at 7 p.m. on Dec. 8, at Marlboro Municipal Building, 1979 Township Drive, Morganville, N.J., to inform the community about progress at the Imperial Oil Superfund site.

In April, the agency announced that the site's hazardous waste cleanup received $25 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. EPA will use the money to speed up the cleanup of the remaining contaminated soil components, which are the major source of contamination to the groundwater beneath the site.

Accelerating the cleanup of the site soils is expected to reduce the overall site cleanup cost and hasten the reuse/redevelopment of the site.

“The step by step progress we are making at the Imperial Oil Superfund site brings us closer to the eventual restoration and return of this land to the community for beneficial use,” said George Pavlou, acting EPA regional administrator. “It is also worth noting that EPA is leading by example at this site by contracting to utilize 100 percent wind power to run its on-site facilities instead of tapping into the traditional electrical power grid.”

For more information on this and other sites funded through ARRA, visit http://www.epa.gov/region02/eparecovery.

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