Congressman Gottheimer and environmental advocates stand behind the podium at the superfund site.

FAIR LAWN, NJ- Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, released the following statement today on Congressman Josh Gottheimer’s announcement of EPA’s planned remediation of the Fair Lawn Well Field Superfund Site:

The Fair Lawn Well Field site, full of volatile organic compounds, is within 300 feet of several family homes and borders the Passaic River, which is considered one of the most polluted stretches of water in the nation. Protecting our drinking water and the health of our families should be a top priority of every elected official, and today Congressman Josh Gottheimer, through his leadership, exemplified just that. New Jersey has a long and troubling legacy of industrial pollution, and in order to protect the health of our communities, we must ensure that polluters are held accountable. In the face of a growing anti-environmental movement at the federal level, we commend the EPA and Congressman Gottheimer for fighting for the public health and safety of New Jersey’s families.

New Jersey League of Conservation Voters is a non-partisan organization whose mission is to elect environmental champions, hold public officials accountable, and support laws which protect our environment and improve the quality of people’s lives.