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Superfund's 'Frequent Flyer Program' Keeps Neighbors Informed and Involved
Federal Creosote

Borough of Manville, Somerset County, NJ

The Superfund program is using its "frequent flyer program" -informational notices- to provide residents quick updates on what is to occur in the Borough of Manville. While EPA is addressing a pervasive soil creosote contamination in the residential community, EPA keeps the community informed.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 2 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


Polluted Trailer Park on the Road to Brighter Future
Forest Glen Mobile Home Subdivision

Niagara, NY

For residents of the Forest Glen Mobile Home Subdivison, it was an unhappy day to learn that EPA discovered they were living atop hazardous waste. Through close cooperation among federal, state, county, and local governments and responsible private entities, the site is now on the road to a brighter future.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 2 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


New Jersey Communities Glowing With Success, Not Radiation
Glen Ridge Radium

Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, and East Orange, New Jersey

Residents of Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, and East Orange, NJ are breathing sighs of relief since EPA began cleaning up the radiation that has invaded their yards and homes. EPA's cleanup will permanently reduce the potential for exposure, making community members very happy-one resident even wrote his congressman expressing his appreciation for the Agency's efforts.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 2 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


Working Together to Cleanup a Historic Region
Hudson River PCBs

Hudson River, NY

The Hudson River-stretching 315 miles from the Adirondacks to the southern tip of New York City-has long been considered one of our nations most polluted waterways. After years of contention, EPA, GE, local communities, and others are working together to develop a plan to clean up the river that will revitalize the river/region that have a historical significance dating back to the revolutionary war.  more....
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 2 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


In a Montana Town, Working to Correct
Years of Environmental Wrongs
Libby Asbestos

Libby, Montana

In the town of Libby, MT lies a vermiculite mine that was found to be contaminated with a toxic form of naturally-occurring asbestos fibers. Today, EPA is partnering with other federal and state agencies to clean up years of contamination in areas affected by the mine's operation.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 8 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


Picture of a baseball field.

Build it And They Will Come:
The Story of Pepe Field
Pepe Field

Boonton, New Jersey

Shouts of, "Play ball!" accompanied by the rhythmic thumping of basketballs and the gleeful noises of children at play have replaced the noxious odors that, for more than 20 years, emanated from Pepe Field in Boonton, New Jersey. The historical and symbolic importance of Pepe Field to this residential community makes this park one-of-a-kind.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 2 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


Community Faces Legacy of Radium Processing With EPA Support
US Radium

Essex County, New Jersey

Communities in Essex County, NJ are undergoing an EPA cleanup to remove radium-contaminated soil. The majority of the cleanup is on residential properties, which poses many challenges for EPA and the families. Through close cooperation, EPA and the community have developed a cleanup program that works for all parties involved.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 2 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


Shining a New Light on an Old Light Source:
EPA and Community Work Together
Welsbach &; General Gas Mantle

Camden and Gloucester City, New Jersey

Having radiation contamination in their backyard is trying for the citizens of two towns in New Jersey. EPA is working with the residents of Camden and Gloucester City, NJ, to minimize the disruption of day-to-day life that could occur because of the environmental cleanup of this Superfund site.  more....
Related Links within the Superfund Site:
  - Superfund Program Accomplishment Figures to Date
  - Superfund 20th Anniversary Report, 1980-2000
  - Region 2 Superfund Information
  - Current NPL Updates: New Proposed and New Final NPL Sites


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