Rep. Frelinghuysen Hosts Annual Inspection of Superfund Sites

Inspection includes visits to five Superfund sites in Morris, Essex & Sussex counties.

Morristown, NJ -  Joined by U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region II and senior New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) officials, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (NJ-11) today continued his annual inspection of Superfund sites in the 11th Congressional District that are currently on the EPA's National Priorities List (NPL).

"It is important for me to visit Superfund sites in person to evaluate annual progress being made," said Frelinghuysen. “In addition, federal and state environmental agencies need to understand that someone is watching over their shoulders in order to keep them moving in the right direction.”

"New Jersey has more Superfund sites than any other state in the nation but considerable headway has been made,” he added. “Since 1980 when the Superfund program began, 34 sites in New Jersey have been removed from the National Priority List."

Stops on the Congressman’s 2015 Superfund tour include: the Mansfield Trail Dump in Byram Township, Sussex County, Radiation Technology Inc., Rockaway Township, Morris County, Rockaway Borough Well Field, Rockaway Borough, Morris County and Unimatic Manufacturing Corp and Caldwell Trucking in Township of Fairfield, Essex County. 

Currently, 114  Superfund sites are located in New Jersey, including 10 in the 11th Congressional District. 

Frelinghuysen is being joined on the tour by Judith Enck, Regional Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency Region 2, state NJDEP representatives and legislators and local elected officials.