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Plan Proposed to Involve Communities in the Study of Newark Bay

FOR RELEASE: Thursday, August 18, 2005

Public input is being sought on a draft plan to involve the public in the Newark Bay Study. While the Newark Bay Study is being led by EPA under the Superfund program, the Community Involvement Plan is being issued jointly with the Lower Passaic River Restoration Project partner agencies for ease of coordination. On August 18, 2005 the partner agencies released a draft community involvement plan (CIP) to the public for a 45-day review and comment period which runs through October 3. The draft CIP outlines 31 community involvement tools and activites, identifies how they will be used to address community concerns, and advocates public involvement in the study of Newark Bay and development of cleanup options, if necessary.

Public forums will be held to discuss the draft CIP and upcoming field work. The forums will be held in Rutherford on September 14 at the Rutherford Public Library (located at 150 Park Avenue, Rutherford, NJ) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and in Newark on September 15 at the East Side High School (located at 238 Van Buren Street, Newark, NJ) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Please contact David Kluesner, the partner agency public affairs representative, with your comments, concerns, and questions regarding the draft CIP:

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
David Kluesner
Public Affairs Division
290 Broadway, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10007-1866
Phone: (212) 637-3653
Fax: (212) 637-4445

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FOR RELEASE: Friday, February 13, 2004

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that Occidental Chemical Corporation (OCC)   has agreed to conduct an investigation in Newark Bay with EPA oversight, to determine the extent of dioxin and   other industrial contamination in bay sediment and develop an appropriate cleanup plan.

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