The US Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will relist the Ringwood Mines/landfill site [EPA backgrounder] on the National Priorities List (Superfund) [official website]. This is the first time a site will be relisted. The 500 acre site in Ringwood New Jersey contains abandoned mine shafts and pits, inactive landfills and was a paint sludge waste disposal site for the Ford Motor Co.'s [corporate website] Mahwah Plant. The site was first listed on the NPL in 1983, and was declared clean enough to be removed in 1994. Ongoing monitoring has prompted additional cleanups since 1994, and relisting the site will allow local residents eligible for federal money for monitoring and reimburse some of New Jersey's oversight expenses. North Jersey Media Group has more.
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