EPA Seeks Public Comment on Pierson’s Creek Superfund Cleanup Project


The public comment period is open until December 12

NEW YORK – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking public comment on a plan to remove mercury-contaminated soil from land at the Pierson’s Creek Superfund site in Newark, NJ. The EPA will accept comments until December 12, 2022. As part of the plan for which the EPA is seeking comments, the owner will remove approximately 7,500 cubic meters of contaminated soil from the Superfund site. EPA will supervise the work and will be reimbursed for the cost of supervision. This proposed removal is part of a larger EPA effort to fully clean up the Pierson’s Creek Superfund site.

“We look forward to public feedback on this proposed work to remove mercury-contaminated soil,” said regional administrator Lisa F. Garcia. “This cleanup will reinforce EPA’s commitment to reducing hazardous waste and environmental impacts in Newark.”

The company, 429 Delancy Associates LLC, owns part of the Pierson’s Creek Superfund site. A settlement agreement between the EPA and the company required an Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EA/CA) report that evaluated several options for cleaning up the contaminated soil. One of the EA/CA options assessed the removal of 7,500 cubic yards of mercury-contaminated soil to restore the property. 429 Delancy Associates LLC will perform the cleanup and fully reimburse the EPA for the costs incurred in supervising this work. The EPA invites the public to review and comment on the EE/CA report and the proposed cleanup.

The Pierson’s Creek Superfund site consists of the 1.5 mile creek and various unnamed tributaries that flow into Newark Bay and various parcels of land, which total over 6 acres, in an industrial area of ​​Newark, New Jersey .

The public can visit the Pierson’s Creek Superfund site profile page for more information and to view the Technical Assessment/Cost Analysis document.

EPA will review and respond to comments and document its final cleanup decision prior to proceeding with cleanup.

EPA will accept comments until December 12, 2022. Comments should be directed to Pamela Tames, PE, Remedial Project Manager, at [email protected] or by US mail: Pamela Tames, PE, EPA, 290 Broadway, 19e Floor, New York, NY 10007.

This press release was originally posted on the US Environmental Protection Agency website.

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