Environmental Clean-up Project Gets the Green Light

By Ed Rodgers
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection and Jersey City officials have secured a commitment to excavate and remove more than 700 thousand tons of chromium waste and contaminated soil from the PPG Industries site in Jersey City.  Hexavalient chromium has been known to cause lung cancer when inhaled according to health officials.  But residents are worried that the clean-up may not be strict enough in areas that cannot be totally excavated.

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