Tell Ford Motors to remove ALL the toxic sludge they dumped in Ringwood!
  • Petitioned Judith Enck

This petition was delivered to:

EPA's Region 2 Administrator
Judith Enck
EPA Administrator
Lisa Jackson
President of the United States
New Jersey
Sen. Cory Booker
New Jersey-05
Rep. Scott Garrett
New Jersey-12
Rep. Rush Holt
New Jersey
Sen. Robert Menendez
New Jersey-06
Rep. Frank Pallone

Tell Ford Motors to remove ALL the toxic sludge they dumped in Ringwood!

    1. Petition by

      Edison Wetlands Association

The United States Environmental Protection Agency will soon decide how Ford Motor Company should clean up the 500-acre Ringwood Superfund Site, where Ford Motor Company dumped tens of thousands of tons of paint sludge into old abandoned mine shafts, leaching landfills, the lawns of the Ramapough Mountain Indians, and the very trails of Ringwood State Park five decades ago.

All options are on the table – from doing absolutely nothing to controversially capping the sludge in place and leaving it there forever to completely removing all of the toxic waste.  The people in Upper Ringwood are still suffering from devastating health impacts, staggering rates of premature deaths, rare cancers, and autoimmune diseases believed to be linked to the witches’ brew of toxins left in their homes, yards and community. 

Astronomically high levels of lead and dioxin have been found in attics and yards, while the neighboring mines – including those in Ringwood State Park – sit just upstream from the drinking water source for one to two million people.

Please tell USEPA that this community should no longer suffer from the toxic legacy Ford Motors dumped in their backyards.  Don’t let Ford Motor Company get away with capping the site and leaving tens of thousands of tons of paint sludge behind!  Tell USEPA that they must require Ford to dig up everything they dumped!  

Take action now – the families of Ringwood, and anyone who believes a State Park should be safe to enjoy, are counting on you!

For more information, visit www.RingwoodSuperfundSite.org.

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    News

    1. Reached 2,500 signatures
    2. Major Milestone in Grassroots Campaign to Clean Up Ringwood State Park

      Last week, activists working on the campaign to permanently clean up New Jersey's Ringwood State Park got major news. At a packed community hearing, state officials backed away from plans to transfer the ownership of contaminated areas of the park...

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Carol Williams RINGWOOD, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      I live in Ringwood and many people living close to these contaminated sites, suffer from illness because of this contamination - it needs to be cleaned up.....

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    • Christopher Land OAKLAND, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this petition to remind everyone of the Ford Motor Company's controversial advocacy and support of both alternative materials (hemp) and alternative fuel sources (alcohol) for its automobiles, that might have eliminated decades of nutritional diseases and of environmental pollution.

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    • Nickolaus Patterson MEDFORD, OR
      • over 2 years ago

      It's disgusting when profits are put above our planet. Ford should be paying for this and the people shouldn't be forced to waste their energy on this task when that's what the EPA is supposed to exist for.

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    • jessica miller MIAMI, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I will never buy a Ford. What an irresponsible company.

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    • Nancy Schatel NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      As a resident of NJ, I am appalled at the environmental damage being "dumped" on my state. And, oh, by the way, we are all tired of having the reputation of being the armpit of the country.There are serious health issues with Superfund sites. Remediate now!

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