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

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. 

This petition was delivered to:
  • USEPA Region 2 Administrator
    Judith Enck
  • USEPA Region 2 Superfund Chief
    Walter Mugdan
  • Pfizer
    Wendy Lazarus
  • Pfizer
    Russell Downey
  • USEPA Administrator
    Lisa Jackson
  • Commissioner
    Bob Martin
  • Representative
    Rush Holt
  • Senator
    Barbara Boxer


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