VINELAND, N.J. — Officials from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have extended the initial comment period for Kil-Tone Company Superfund site cleanup plan to September.
The comment period will be extended until September 26 and another public meeting will be held on September 4 at 6:30 p.m., in the Vineland Council Chamber located at 640 East Wood Street.
The initial comment period began on July 30 and was intended to end on August 28. A public meeting was held on August 13 in Vineland.
The extension was due to “unforeseen issues with the initial comment period announcement.”
Written comments on the EPA’s proposed plan may be mailed or emailed to: Sharon Hartzell, Remedial Project Manager, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 290 Broadway, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10007, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proposed plan would move around 57,800 cubic yards of soil from the contaminated non-residential properties within 26.5 acres. The soil would then be sent off-site for disposal and the properties would be restored.
EPA would defer action at properties where contamination extends below the groundwater table until it can assess how to address the groundwater at the site
The EPA will work with property owners or occupants to minimize disruption to businesses. It will also monitor the air near the work area.
The plan requires periodic assessments of the cleaned-up properties. Every five years the EPA will review the cleanup to measure its effectiveness. The estimated cost of cleanup is around $36 million.
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