Stop toxic cancer-causing chemicals from seeping into the Raritan River!
  • Petitioned Judith Enck

This petition was delivered to:

USEPA Region 2 Administrator
Judith Enck
USEPA Region 2 Superfund Chief
Walter Mugdan
Wendy Lazarus
Russell Downey
USEPA Administrator
Lisa Jackson
Bob Martin
New Jersey-12
Rep. Rush Holt
Sen. Barbara Boxer

Stop toxic cancer-causing chemicals from seeping into the Raritan River!

    1. Petition by

      Edison Wetlands Association

In suburban New Jersey, a toxic, cancer-causing chemical seep draining into the Raritan River from the 80-year old American Cyanamid Superfund Site and posing a great health risk to residents. Contact your elected officials today and tell them to urge the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to stop the toxic seep. 

This 575-acre site sits adjacent to the Delaware and Raritan Canal, which provides drinking water to hundreds of thousands of people in the surrounding area.  Insist that the USEPA’s temporary solution of erecting carbon-bags and hay bales along the bank to “catch” the seeps is not an acceptable treatment.  Send a letter to your elected officials asking them to contact the USEPA to make the responsible party, Pfizer, a billion dollar pharmaceutical company, fully remediate the onsite lagoons that are causing this potential health hazard.  They must take immediate action to remove the toxic chemicals draining into our regional resource, the Raritan River, the longest river solely in New Jersey. 

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Pfizer to release contaminated hurricane flood water into Raritan River

      Don't let Pfizer release this water without treating it!! It is above the standard, and they don't want to pay for it. They are a multibillion dollar company - make them clean it up!

    3. Reached 1,000 signatures
    4. Reached 750 signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • over 1 year ago


    • Christine Kokoszka EDISON, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Hello. I live in Edison and would like to be able to enjoy activities near (and in) the Raritan river. I am able to go rafting/swimming in the Delaware River but this was only possible in the Raritan River back in the 1700's so I have read. For the last 200 years toxins have been seeping into the river. It's embarrassing for NJ.

    • Edward OMalley CRANFORD, NJ
      • over 1 year ago

      Supfund site prevention costs less than cleanup.

    • Rebecca McLelland-Crawley PERTH AMBOY, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Pfizer has so much to offer NJ. Please clean the lagoons before more harm comes to the Raritan.

    • Lisa Riggiola POMPTON LAKES, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      Our natural resources and ecology must be protected and our elected officials and the EPA and the NJDEP have the responsibility to make sure that happens. So much damage has been done to NJ by big corporations that make billions and they fight every step of the way it seems and opt out of cleaning up their toxic messes. We need our elected officials and environmental agencies to stand by the residents and ensure their safety, health and environmental well-being is restored! We are also at a very critical time in Pompton Lakes, NJ. Please help us by signing and sharing my petition - Also if you could be kind enough to help those suffering in Pompton Lakes, NJ and sign and share my petition - Stop DuPont Chemical from Poisoning New Jersey Families. Thank you in advance for caring.


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