Hackensack River added to list of NJ Superfund sites, triggering a miles-long cleanup

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency names the Hackensack River a Superfund site. The designation will pave the way for a large-scale cleanup of the river that will likely take years. Large-scale river cleanups can be long and difficult. Cleanup of the Passaic River has been stalled for years as EPA hammers out legal agreements with dozens of polluters. The designation was a years-long effort by the Hackensack Riverkeeper environmental group. New Jersey already has 114 Superfund sites, the most in the nation.

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