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Old 09-19-2011, 12:27 AM
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Veterans Field closed-what's up?

I saw the message on the Borough's website, but does anybody know anything more about what exactly was found in the soil?

Here's the message from the Borough:

VETERAN’S FIELD CLOSED

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE AS OF SEPTEMBER 16, 2011

As part of the Borough of Edgewater’s renovation and improvement project at Veterans Field, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Green Acres Program required soil testing for the entire field prior to proceeding with the next phase of the improvements which included the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway. The environmental report prepared by TERMS Environmental Services revealed a minimal increase in acceptable levels of contaminants:

“several contaminants associated with historic fill in excess of NJDEP residential standard at several surface locations. These results indicate that historic fill utilized across the majority of the site…contains some of the typical contaminants associated with this type of material.”

As a precaution, the Borough has taken steps to ensure the health and safety of its residents and employees who utilize the facility. Until a remedial action plan has been developed, access to the entire facility has been restricted. We apologize for the inconvenience and we will keep you updated on the progress.
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