ESC assists Edison Wetlands Association as it strives to protect the public and our natural resources through the cleanup of contaminated sites.

Edison Wetlands Association

Edison, NJ

ESC began its work with Edison Wetlands Association by providing human and ecological risk assessment reviews of the Akzo Chemical site on the Raritan River. These reviews were utilized in the Edison Wetlands Association, Inc vs Akzo Nobel Chemical, Inc court case. Dr. deFur has also provided expert testimony in the case. Its outcome is yet to be determined. Currently, ESC is working with the Edison Wetlands Association to oversee the cleanup of the Raritan Bay Slag site and provide technical comments on a Health Consultation for the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund Site. The slag site, located in Middlesex County, New Jersey, is a seawall constructed from waste materials from a smelting operation. The EPA is assessing the site because these materials contain lead and other contaminants that likely to be leaching into the surrounding environment. The Health Consultation involves both environmental contamination as well as environmental justice. Soil at the Ringwood Mines site is contaminated with high levels of lead; the lead is bioavailable to plants and wildlife, presenting a risk to humans if they consume these resources. The local Native American population is a subgroup expected to be most at risk.


Edison Wetlands Association