Stop DuPont Chemical from Poisoning New Jersey Families

From 1902 to 1994, the DuPont Chemical company dumped chemicals into New Jersey’s Pompton Lakes. While the company abandoned the explosives site years ago, it has yet to clean up the mess it left behind. The closed work site is still owned by DuPont.

For decades, families like mine have been suffering from the toxic pollution left in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey by DuPont Chemical. Hundreds of families suffer from poisonous gases in the soil that migrate up into our basements. The air we breathe inside our homes is filled with cancer-causing TCE, and the full extent of all this pollution in our community is still not fully understood.

DuPont Chemical, the company responsible for this pollution, has had years to clean up their mess--but they have failed. It's time the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) declare Pompton Lakes a Superfund site and take over the clean-up once and for all.

Two years ago, the New Jersey Department of Human Health and Senior Services released a shocking report with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. It found a "significantly elevated" cancer rate in the region potentially linked to contamination from the Pompton Lakes DuPont explosives site. DuPont Chemical has proposed a five-year cleanup plan--but that plan will not make our community safe.

DuPont's plan does not address the high levels of mercury, lead, and other toxic chemicals that they left in our creeks and lakes.

It’s clear that DuPont doesn’t care about the Pompton Lakes community, so it’s up to the USEPA to take a stand and protect our health. The USEPA must list this site on the federal Superfund National Priorities list. Cleanup cannot be left in the hands of DuPont Chemical.

This petition will be delivered to:
  • Governor of New Jersey
    Chris Christie
  • USEPA Region 2 Administrator
    Judith Enck
  • USEPA Deputy Administrator
    Bob Perciasepe
  • New Jersey Governor
  • President of the United States
  • New Jersey State Senate
  • New Jersey State House
  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. House of Representatives
  • Governor
    Chris Christie
  • State Senator
    Kevin O Toole 2
  • State Representative
    Scott Rumana
  • State Representative
    David Russo
  • Senator
    Robert Menendez
  • Senator
    Cory Booker
  • Representative
    Rodney Frelinghuysen
  • USEPA Region 2 Superfund Director
    Walter Mugdan
  • President
    Barack Obama
  • USEPA Region 2 Superfund Branch Chief
    John LaPadula
  • USEPA Administrator
    Gina McCarthy

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