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Two Draft Study Plans for Fish at Diamond Alkali Superfund Site in New Jersey Released

March 22, 2021 — As federal trustees for natural resources, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are initiating studies to assess natural resource injuries related to the release of hazardous substances from or near the Diamond Alkali Superfund site. The site, centered in Newark, New Jersey, includes the Lower Passaic River, Newark Bay, and other areas.

Mummichog fish. Image credit: NOAA National Estuarine Research Reserve Collection.

The federal trustees are providing the following draft study plans for public review and comment:  

The federal trustees have developed these draft plans to build upon previously released plans that collectively assessed adverse effects to fish from releases of hazardous substances which contaminated the Lower 17.4-mile stretch of the Passaic River and other areas of the Superfund Site. 

For more information please visit the Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Program (DARRP) or contact

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Last updated Tuesday, November 8, 2022 1:44pm PST