Stop 2 million tons of toxic waste from being dumped on the Rahway River!
  • Petitioned Bob Martin

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NJDEP Commissioner
Bob Martin
New Jersey Governor
New Jersey-018A
State Rep. Nancy Pinkin
New Jersey-019
State Sen. Joseph Vitale
New Jersey-021B
State Rep. Jon Bramnick
New Jersey-018B
State Rep. Patrick Diegnan
New Jersey-018
State Sen. Peter Barnes
New Jersey-019B
State Rep. John Wisniewski
New Jersey-017
State Sen. Robert Smith
New Jersey-019A
State Rep. Craig Coughlin
New Jersey-021
State Sen. Thomas Kean

Stop 2 million tons of toxic waste from being dumped on the Rahway River!

    1. Petition by

      Edison Wetlands Association

A well-heeled developer is proposing to bring millions of tons of highly contaminated soil to a site directly along the Rahway River and adjacent to the Arthur Kill. In fact, they plan to dump more than 2 million tons of more heavily contaminated waste on top of environmentally sensitive area along the Rahway River. After empty promises of a project that would restore this environmentally sensitive area, their application will turn the Rahway River and Arthur Kill into a giant toxic dumping ground and label it as a "Soil Class B Recycling" facility. Their permit applications are full of misleading data, misapplied permits, and environmental risks for central New Jersey residents and the environment. Meanwhile, the developers will be making tens of millions of dollars in profit. Similar projects in South Jersey have turned into incredibly troubling environmental disasters leading to violations, false engineering, and destruction of sensitive wetland areas. These projects are a waste of taxpayers’ money and externalize the risk to you and I while making this relatively unknown company ultra-wealthy. They appear to be politically strong-arming the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) by hiring politically connected law firms in order to get their plans and applications approved without stipulations.

 

Please sign the petition below and send a message that our estuaries are no longer toxic waste landfills. Stop these polluters from further destroying our waterways and ecosystems that are finally starting to rebound from the past abuse during the industrial revolution. Tell NJDEP to reject Soil Safe's permit applications for a so called “remediation”.

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    • Paula Martin SAVAGE, MN
      • 4 months ago

      This would be a tragedy!

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    • Maude Dineen ST. PAUL, MN
      • 4 months ago

      Our environment and all living beings matter to me.

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    • Alexander Balaban ROSELLE PARK, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      I am a conservationist.

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    • chinelo ekweonu RAHWAY, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      Because I live in Rahway by the river, and already believe something is secretly going on, from what I've seen.

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    • Maria Salemme PARAMUS, NJ
      • 5 months ago

      Toxic waste affects everyone, no matter where you live. Although the dumping is not close to my home, it still affects the various ecosystems in South Jersey and the environment. My children and many other people will somehow receive food from various rivers, streams that have contaminated waste. It is our responsibility to care for the world we live in.

      Maria Salemme

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