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NEW JERSEY LCV APPLAUDS DECISION TO DECLARE HACKENSACK RIVER A SUPERFUND SITE
TRENTON – The following statement is from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, regarding New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection push to have the Hackensack River designated a Superfund site.
“New Jersey LCV applauds Commissioner Shawn LaTourette and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for their efforts to have the Hackensack River designated a Superfund site. It's about time. The extent of the pollution is so severe that some stretches of the Hackensack River have seen the highest concentrations of mercury contamination ever recorded in freshwater ecosystems in the United States,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director, New Jersey LCV. “We also want to congratulate Captain Bill Sheehan who has been a fierce advocate for a fishable, swimmable Hackensack River and has been fighting for this his entire career. We look forward to working with Commissioner LaTourette, Captain Bill, NY/NJ Baykeeper and impacted communities to get the river cleaned up and restore the health of this precious waterway.”