Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

West Milford Aims to Cart Bad Soil from DPW Depot

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

West Milford Aims to Cart Bad Soil from DPW Depot

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WEST MILFORD -- The township took another step toward removing contaminated soil from the township's Department of Public Works depot on Lycosky Drive.

This month the Township Council approved a $35,325 contract for environmental consulting services at the public works depot. The township's goal is to restore the site's septic system field. To meet the goal, however, the township needs to have the soil evaluated, delineated and ultimately removed.

The property, formerly used for hydraulic manufacturing, has been on the state's list of contaminated sites for more than two decades. Both soil and groundwater have been impacted on site, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection. The site also had six underground storage tanks, including two for leaded gasoline, removed in the 1980s and 1990s, DEP records show. …

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