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Final Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan for Diamond Alkali Site in New Jersey Released

FEBRUARY 24, 2020 — NOAA and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have released a final Natural Resource Damage Assessment Plan for the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site.

Person looking out over a body of water.
In 2013, EPA completed the removal of 40,000 cubic yards of contaminated sediment from the river adjacent to the former Diamond Alkali facility at 80 and 120 Lister Avenue in Newark. Image credit: NOAA.

The site, centered in Newark, New Jersey, includes the Lower Passaic River, Newark Bay, and other areas. The Diamond Alkali Superfund site has a long history of pollution.

Understanding the impacts of hazardous waste pollution is the first step towards restoring natural resources and associated services. The agencies will begin working on plans to study specific injuries to natural resources, such as fish and waterfowl, and related losses in recreation. 

A press release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is available online. 

Please contact Eli.Reinharz@noaa.gov with any questions. 

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Last updated Friday, February 28, 2020 4:49pm PST