Post-Sandy testing of N.Y., N.J. Superfund sites raises concerns

01/1/2013 | Washington Post, The

The Environmental Protection Agency is monitoring nearly 250 Superfund sites in New Jersey and New York after superstorm Sandy, but hasn't provided details regarding soil and water testing at most of those sites, according to this article. The agency has said that none of the sites was significantly damaged by flooding, although it has taken follow-up samples from some sites. For example, at the Raritan Bay Slag site, "If they don't cap that or seal it or clean it up, arsenic will continue to make its way slowly into groundwater and lead will be distributed around the neighborhood," said Gabriel Fillippeli of the Center for Urban Health at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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