TRENTON – The EPA has proposed adding a site in Orange and West Orange to the Superfund list.
The Environmental Protection Agency said it proposed adding the Orange Valley Regional Ground
EPA said that groundwater there is contaminated with tetrachloroethylene or PCE, trichloroethylene or TCE and cis-1,2-dichloroethylene.
Exposure to these industrial solvents can cause liver damage and lead to cancer, EPA said.
The Orange Park and Gist Place wells serve a combined population of more than 10,000 people, according to EPA, which said adding the site to the Superfund list will enable EPA to do the sampling that can lead to formulation of the best way to address the problem.
After discovering the contamination in the early 1980s, the Orange
EPA is also working to discover the source of the contamination.