Ringwood advisory group will review Superfund study Monday – New Jersey News

Ringwood advisory group will review Superfund study Monday – New Jersey News


A brief overview of the Ringwood Mines Superfund site as of early 2017. The formerly Ford-owned site in Passaic County, New Jersey is polluted with paint sludge and industrial waste.
David Zimmer/NorthJersey.com

RINGWOOD – The community group tasked with providing the feds with input on the polluted Ringwood Mines Superfund is set to reconvene for the first time in more than a year on Monday.

The Ringwood Mines Community Advisory Group also known as CAG, has plans to discuss February test results from the former Ford Motor Co. dump with Environmental Stewardship Concepts’ Dr. Peter deFur and the Edison Wetlands Association leading the talks.

The test results from the Ford-funded study provided additional insights into water quality at the contaminated site, said Robert Spiegel, CAG facilitator and wetlands association founder. While the results have been made public, they still need to be adequately disseminated, he said.

“The EPA released this document in a format that was extremely complicated and technical,” Spiegel said. “We have read every page, our technical adviser (deFur) has read it. It shows there are alarming levels of lead in the water that is in Peter’s Mine. It also shows there are other chemicals that are migrating from the chemical seeps into Park Brook in Ringwood State Park and it also shows there is a serious problem with the groundwater.”

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