Gottheimer Returns to Alleged Dump Site on Silver Spruce Drive

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U.S. Rep. Josh Gottheimer returned to the alleged dump site on Silver Spruce Drive in Vernon after the Department of Environmental Protection refused to get involved in the matter. 

He continues to make pleas for the DEP to test the soil at the site, which they've declined to do thus far. The DEP previously said it's up to the town to deal with the problem. 

A video on the New Jersey Herald website shows concrete, rebar, and bricks among the soil on the property. Additionally, an independent lab test of groundwater that a neighbor thinks is seeping from the dump site reportedly tested positive for high levels of lead, raising concerns about what other materials are at the site. 

Read the NJHerald.com story here.

DEP Won't Help Stop Alleged Vernon Dumping, Says it's the Town's Problem
DEP Won't Help Stop Alleged Vernon Dumping, Says it's the Town's Problem
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