24 February 2007

Rhodia to clean up in New Brunswick

Cranbury-based Rhodia is being forced to clean up its contaminated site in New Brunswick after two years of legal wrangling.

The brook's steep banks contain above-regulation levels of arsenic and benzo(a)pyrene (BaP), a chemical by-product that can cause cancer. Rhodia was challenging a decision by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection that would require the soil to be "capped," or covered with buffer material.
It doesn't change the fact that they legally released other interesting compunds that aren't part of the lawsuit. You could learn more by checking out the Right-to-Know Network's Toxic Release inventory (TRI) links.

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