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29 Seton Hall L. Rev. 27 (1998-1999)
Selected Remedy is the Most Environmentally Protective Solution for the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site

handle is hein.journals/shlr29 and id is 37 raw text is: The Selected Remedy is the Most Environmentally
Protective Solution for the Diamond Alkali Superfund
N. Scott Jones
The Diamond Alkali Project Team, comprised of representatives
of former owners and operators of the Diamond Alkali Superfund
Site (Site) at 80 and 120 Lister Avenue in Newark, New Jersey, has
been addressing environmental issues at the Site since the 1983 dis-
covery of dioxin in its soils. This article provides an overview of the
history of the Site, discusses the current status of the Site, and exam-
ines the selected remedy that is being implemented at the Site.
Knowing the primary players will assist in understanding the is-
sues and activities. These entities are: the United States Environ-
mental Protection Agency - Region II (EPA or Agency), New Jersey
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Occidental Chemi-
cal Corporation (OCC), Chemical Land Holdings, Inc. (CLH), and
the Diamond Alkali Project Team (DAPT or Project Team).
Since the discovery of dioxin at the Site, millions of dollars have
been spent implementing the selected remedy set forth in various
DEP Administrative Consent Orders and a Judicial Consent Decree.
Furthermore, in 1997, the EPA conducted additional soil sampling
Editor's note: The symposium that gave rise to this article occurred on March
30, 1998. At that time, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
was still considering how the dioxin contamination at the Diamond Alkali Super-
fund Site would be remedied. Prior to the publication of this journal, however, the
EPA gave final approval to a 1990 consent decree, which permits the on-site burial
of dioxin waste at the Diamond Alkali site. See Tom Johnson, Dioxin Site in New-
ark to be Sealed Underground, Star-Ledger (Newark), Aug. 5, 1998, at 15.
N. ScottJones serves as a member of the Diamond Alkali Project Team, which
is working on environmental issues at the Diamond Alkali Superfund Site in New-
ark. Mr. Jones has 10-years experience working on diverse environmental projects
throughout the United States including five years on the Diamond Alkali site. An
expert in litigation communication, Mr. Jones has served as an expert witness and
deponent in a number of high-profile litigation and administrative law matters in
both federal and state courts and various regulatory agencies.

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