New Jerseyans Protest Designation of Superfund Site

March 21, 2008

Officials in Gibbsboro, New Jersey are protesting the designation of a federal Superfund environmental site.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the designation for 60 acres that center on a former Sherwin-Williams paint plant.

The designation allows the EPA to clean up the badly contaminated site and to compel those responsible to either pay for the work or do it themselves.

But Mayor Edward Campbell says it carries a stigma for the community. He also says the area is too large and Sherwin-Williams has been cleaning up the mess.

An EPA spokeswoman says Sherwin-Williams is moving too slowly.

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Information from: The Philadelphia Inquirer,
http://www.philly.com

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