USEPA: Stop the TOXIC mercury from polluting the Arthur Kill!
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In Linden, New Jersey – a state-designed environmental justice community whom has been blighted for decades with incinerators and industry – the USEPA is proposing a cleanup plan for a highly contaminated site that will clearly continue to harm the community. The site, known as the LCP Chemical Superfund Site, has high levels of cancer-causing mercury and witches brew of other toxic chemicals including arsenic, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), chlorobenzene, benzene.
The mercury from this site has caused “DO NOT EAT” advisory for the adjacent river, the Arthur Kill, because the chemical has bioaccumlated in the blue claw crabs and fish. Now, USEPA is proposing a shoddy “cleanup that is not protective of health and safety, especially after the flooding and destruction that Hurricane Sandy caused.
Sign our petition and tell USEPA to provide a complete cleanup for this already negatively impacted community. Tell USEPA to select the ONLY cleanup alternative that will remove all toxic contaminants, including mercury from the LCP Chemicals Superfund site in Linden and the Arthur Kill!
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