TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASED AT FORT MONMOUTH
State Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Shinn today
visited Fort Monmouth where a new technology to clean contaminated
soil and groundwater is being demonstrated.
The technology involves injecting compounds into the soil
and water to speed the breakdown of the contaminants. The
Hydrogen Release Compound (HRC) technology was developed
by Regenesis Bioremediation Products of San Clemente, CA,
with offices in Cinnaminson, NJ.
The New Jersey Corporation for Advanced Technology (NJCAT)
has verified the efficacy of the new technology. NJCAT,
an organization promoting development and commercialization
of new environmental technologies, is affiliated with the
state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).
"Over the years, New Jersey has become a leader in environmental
protection, and is now a leader in advancing environmental
technologies that will help us attain our goals for a clean
and healthy environment," said Commissioner Shinn.
HRC is being demonstrated at a landfill site on the fort's
main post. Commissioner Shinn recently signed an agreement
with the U.S. Department of Defense to further the clean-up
of military sites throughout the Garden State.
HRC is the first technology to be verified under an agreement
between NJCAT and Canada. In March, Canada endorsed Regenesis'
HRC technology, based on NJCAT's verification. NJCAT is
promoting the sharing of verification data to speed the
use of innovative environmental technologies worldwide.
It recently hosted an international environmental technologies
expo in Atlantic City. NJCAT will again host the annual
event, in October 2001.