Key concerns include:
-The project will remove 90 acres of flood plain in an area that already has severe flooding problems. Communities along the river have asked DEP to do a professional evaluation of flood impacts and their requests have been ignored.
-Internal DEP engineer reviews of the project warn that the cap will likely collapse into the river and surrounding wetlands. They also question the logic of introducing new contaminants to the property as a way to “clean it up.” All DEP staff concerns about the project are being overridden by the Governor’s top staff.
-The company has a history of violations in New Jersey at their other sites.
-The project has numerous political connections. Governor Christie is ignoring flooding and toxic pollution problems to make political allies happy.
To see primary documents obtained through OPRA requests, please click here.
To read our response to the statement issued by Carteret Mayor Reiman regarding the project, pleaseclick here.
NY Senator Schumer and Staten Island officials have already denounced the Rahway Arch project. It’s time New Jersey does too!!
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