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Re: Hackensack River Eco-tourism
« Reply #47 on: July 31, 2016, 02:40:03 PM »
http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1103300754185&ca=6c1656b7-b1ce-40b1-9d67-a5107c831056

I was surprised to see any kind of watercraft on the Hackensack River yesterday afternoon at low tide (first pic), but this was a type I hadn't seen before, pulling up to Foschini Park, dropping someone off (2) and heading back downriver (3, 4).

The only word I could make out on the craft was "SURVEY". It's possible that "NOAA" preceded it, but I can't be sure. Anyway, I'm guessing that this had to do with the 6-15-16 story in the above link that begins thusly:

"The federal government will be taking sediment samples from the Hackensack River over the next six weeks to measure more than a centurys worth of industrial pollution and determine whether the contamination is extensive enough to put the river on the federal Superfund list, a move that could trigger a comprehensive cleanup."

The dropped-off man appeared to be carrying something that could be a testing kit, so maybe he was taking samples along the park's shore perimeter.

I didn't see him or the craft after that.


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Re: Hackensack River Eco-tourism
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2016, 03:00:03 PM »
http://www.bna.com/epa-readies-11-n73014446691/

The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing an $11 million plan to clean up the Standard Chlorine Chemical Co. Inc. Superfund site in Kearny, N.J., and will hold a public meeting in August to explain the plan, the EPA said July 27.

The $11 million plan is the latest step in cleaning up hazardous waste on the 25-acre Superfund site in the New Jersey Meadowlands and on the banks of the Hackensack River, the agency said. The area is contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), benzene, naphthalene and dioxin from manufacturing in the early 1900s through the 1990s of lead-acid batteries, moth balls, drain cleaners and other products. The site was added to the Superfund list in 2007 and remediation has been going on since about 2011, according to adminstrative records.

The plan would expand the cleanup that already has taken place by capping the remaining uncovered areas and upgrading existing covers to prevent soil disturbance, the EPA said. Five dilapidated buildings will be demolished.

The agency will take public feedback on the plan through Aug. 26 and will hold a public meeting on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Kearny Town Hall.


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Re: Hackensack River Eco-tourism
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2016, 11:40:44 PM »
http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/environment/2016/12/14/towns-get-whats-left-passaic-river-pollution-funds/95391786/

Other recipients include:

Passaic County and the city of Passaic, which received $5 million to restore public access to the river near Dundee Island the first of a four-phase project along the river.
Garfield, which received $1.73 million to buy four properties along River Drive to build a river walk, park, bike trails and playground.
Hackensack, which received $695,000 to build a kayak dock, boat ramp, parking lot and access roads at Johnson Park along the Hackensack River. Even though Hackensack does not sit on the Passaic, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said the city qualified for the money because its part of the larger Newark Bay complex, which the Passaic and Hackensack rivers feed into.






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Re: Hackensack River Eco-tourism
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2017, 06:18:31 PM »
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