STATE – Activists are demanding that Ford Motor Company clean up toxic waste at a state park site after the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection stopped the company from taking ownership of part of the land last month.
The campaign, organized by the Edison Wetlands Association, calls upon Ford to dig up “tens of thousands of tons of paint sludge” that were dumped into abandoned mine shafts at Ridgewood State Park five decades ago.
Citing “astronomically high levels of lead and dioxin [that] have been found in attics and yards” while pointing out that the mines “sit just upstream from the drinking water source for one to two million people,” the campaign insists that simply capping the site and leaving the toxic sludge behind should not be an option.
To sign the Edison Wetlands Association’s online petition, go to http://www.change.org/petitions/tell-ford-motors-to-remove-all-the-toxic-sludge-they-dumped-in-ringwood
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