DEP Announces Web Site on Scientific Review of Chromium
State Requests Submission from Public to Assist Process
(04/57) Trenton -- Department
of Environmental Protection (DEP) Deputy Commissioner Joanna
D. Samson today announced the availability of a Web site
containing information on the Department's review of New
Jersey's cleanup criteria for chromium contamination. A
chromium workgroup comprised of DEP scientists is requesting
information from the public to support its review process.
In March 2004, Commissioner Bradley M. Campbell charged
DEP's Division of Science, Research and Technology to convene
a workgroup to review the application of the current chromium
cleanup criteria. The workgroup will prepare a report for
the DEP commissioner outlining recommendations concerning
the cleanup criteria used at sites with chromium ore residue.
The main workgroup formed four subgroups to address: 1)
analytical chemistry; 2) environmental chemistry; 3) risk
assessment; and, 4) air and dust transport. The subgroups
will meet through the summer. The public is encouraged to
submit relevant documents for review by e-mailing the information
to email@example.com by June 18, 2004. A final report
is expected to be released by mid-October 2004.
To date, DEP identified 183 sites in Hudson and Essex counties
with chromium ore residue, which include 63 cleaned up sites.
The web site address is http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dsr/chromium.