EPA Announces $332 Million Berry’s Creek Cleanup Plan

The Environmental Protection Agency announced today a $332 million cleanup plan for Berry’s Creek, one of the country’s most contaminated bodies of water. The creek is a tributary to the Hackensack River that contains some of the highest levels of mercury and PCB in the country.

A mercury processing plant was operated on the site for more than 40 years, until the mid-1970s.

Berry’s Creek runs through an area where 2012’s Superstorm Sandy caused extensive flooding when a storm surge pushed the Hackensack River over its banks. More information is available at www.berryscreekstudyarea.com

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