DEP taking appropriate steps with Pompton Lakes site, Christie says

TRENTON – In a wide-ranging press conference today, Gov. Chris Christie said he believes the state Department of Environmental Protection

TRENTON – In a wide-ranging press conference today, Gov. Chris Christie said he believes the state Department of Environmental Protection is taking the appropriate steps regarding a contaminated site at Pompton Lakes.

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Earlier today, advocates presented a petition to the governor’s office urging him to support their call for placing the site on  the EPA Superfund list.

Christie, however, said that residents of Pompton Lakes should “be careful what you wish for,” adding that the EPA has been slow in remediating current sites throughout the state that have been declared Superfund sites.

“If they really want to see something slow down, hand it to the EPA,’’ he said.

Earlier story:

Advocates call for Superfund status at Pompton Lakes site

 

 

DEP taking appropriate steps with Pompton Lakes site, Christie says