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The City of Vineland is seeking to get to the bottom of the severity of the potential contamination of heavy metals in and around the Burnt Mill Pond. It is evident that a contamination from an upstream Superfund site in Newfield has been affecting the pond downstream. The Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has declined the City’s request for assistance with removal and testing of the site, and the City has decided to take matters into its own hands.
On July 26, the EPA held a public meeting regarding their plans for the Shieldalloy Metallurgical Corp. Superfund site in Newfield, in which a remediation plan was discussed which would stop short of Burnt Mill. The City of Vineland felt that they needed to address this contamination, as Burnt Mill is a public city park, and were dissatisfied with the EPA’s proposed plan.
This week, Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich was approved by the City Council to assist with the matter. The firm helped the City last year regarding an issue with Pure Earth, Inc. recycling facility.
Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich is a go-to environmental law firm for municipalities and government agencies for assistance with matters such as hazardous site remediation, land use issues, brownfields, landfills, and other complex environmental litigation matters.
Wells Fargo filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 against an affiliate of CBL & Associates, the owners of the decadeold, 1.2 million-square-foot mall in south Fort Myers for a $190.9 million unpaid loan. The center has 94 stores on 204 acres, with such anchors as Super Target, Belk, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and Costco...Read More
CRANFORD -- A couple that owned a businesses in town and became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by an adjacent business can sue the township for damages because the tanks were partially ...Read More
As property owners become increasingly aware of PFAS contamination, and as individuals exposed to PFAS learn of the health risks associated with exposure, liability will likely affect entire supply chains.Read More