August 23, 1989 |
Six months after a truck spilled 4,000 gallons of kerosene along Route 70 in Medford, the cleanup is finally complete. Trucks arrived at the site between Chairville and Eayrestown Roads early Thursday morning to begin moving more than 300 tons of kerosene-soaked soil. The soil had been excavated from the south side of Route 70 in February to prevent groundwater contamination, but the contaminated soil was deposited on the north side of the road about 100 feet from the home of Walter and Bettie Cliver.
April 11, 1996 |
The dirt that's too dirty for your backyard may be just fine for the top of a landfill, the base of a highway, or the shoulder of a road. Just mix it in the right proportion, and the contaminated soil found in Burlington Township can be rendered relatively harmless and put to use elsewhere in Burlington County. The state Department of Environmental Protection revealed two weeks ago that contaminated soil had been found in two housing developments built on a former apple orchard that used arsenic, lead, DDT and other dangerous chemicals.
July 5, 1989 |
What do you do when someone dumps 300 tons of kerosene-soaked soil about 100 feet from your home? If you are Walter and Bettie Cliver of Medford Township, you wait a few weeks to see if the people who dumped it there intend to remove it. Then you start calling the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). In February, 300 tons of kerosene-soaked soil were excavated from the south side of a 300-yard stretch of Route 70 between Chairville and Eayrestown Roads after a truck spilled more than 4,000 gallons of kerosene onto the highway.
December 1, 1988 |
A crowd of about 75 residents urged the Winslow Township Committee last night to deny a soil-extraction application that would expand a mining operation in the township. The application, filed by George F. Pettinos Inc., requested approval to mine an additional 60 acres. The company filed for the expansion, to be made in three phases, to remove sand used to produce concrete and asphalt, said Curt Mitchell, the vice president of production for Pettinos. The proposal requests approval so the company can dig 65 feet below the natural surface at a plot near the corner of Williamstown-New Freedom Road and Williamstown-New Brooklyn Road.
November 27, 1988 |
Two different companies applying for the right to mine soil from sites in Winslow Township are scheduled to present their controversial cases in front of the Township Committee at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. The public hearing, which will be conducted at the Winslow Township Municipal Building, also will be attended by a strong township environmental group and angry residents who don't want to see any more soil-mining holes in the township. Both applications were referred back to the Township Committee by a Camden County Superior Court judge.
November 7, 1989 |
A $225,000 contract dispute may delay soil and groundwater testing of the Ellis toxic-waste site on Sharp Road in Evesham, a state official said last night. Frank Richardson, a site manager with the state Department of Environmental Protection, said testing at the defunct drum-recycling operation, which was scheduled to begin in late January or early February, could be pushed back to the late spring. Roy F. Weston Inc. of West Chester, Pa., conducted the first phase of tests for the DEP in 1987.
March 1, 1987 |
It is the first day of March, and reluctant gardeners can already be overheard muttering that they only have a couple of months of grace before they have to start mowing the lawn. On the other hand, eager gardeners, who have been longing to be out with the spade and the hoe since they put the tools away last fall, face the month when spring arrives with boundless enthusiasm; the challenge is to keep them from pushing ahead too quickly. The gardening partner, for example, is wont to dash out as soon as the soil thaws and start digging over the vegetable garden.
July 23, 1987 |
New Jersey environmental officials said yesterday that they would send 100 drums of radon-contaminated soil to Tennessee in a pilot project that might lead to the disposal of 15,000 drums of the soil now being stored in North Jersey. The plan calls for sending the drums to Oak Ridge, Tenn., where the soil will be mixed with radioactive dirt at a facility licensed to handle radioactive waste. From there, the tainted soil will be sent to one of three federally licensed radioactive-waste disposal sites in the country.
June 5, 1987 |
State environmental officials, facing a court order to remove drums of radon-tainted soil from Essex County, said yesterday that they would temporarily store the 15,000 drums from Essex and Hudson Counties at a state- owned site near Lakehurst Naval Air Station in Ocean County. The decision by Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Richard Dewling was attacked almost immediately by legislators from the Ocean County area. Several called on Dewling to resign. The announcement was the latest development in the two-year search by the DEP to find a final disposal site for the radon-contaminated soil, which was excavated from homes in Montclair, Glen Ridge and West Orange and is now stored in Montclair and Kearny.
March 24, 2013
Starting next month, soil contaminated by asbestos and other pollutants is to be excavated and hauled away from a 112-acre section of Valley Forge National Historical Park that has been closed for the last 15 years. The restoration of the site is to be completed by the summer of 2014, but a date for a public opening is uncertain, Donna Davies, manager of the project for Valley Forge Park, said in Friday. Since the autumn of 2012, work has included surveying, archaeological clearance, and soil sampling.