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29 Seton Hall L. Rev. 37 (1998-1999)
An Environmental Study of the Pasaic River and its Estuary

handle is hein.journals/shlr29 and id is 47 raw text is: An Environmental Study of the Passaic River and its
L. Anthony Wolfskill, PhD., P.E.
Richard P. McNutt
The Diamond Alkali Project Team (Project Team), comprised
of representatives of former operators and owners of the Diamond
Alkali facility at 80 Lister Avenue in Newark, New Jersey, voluntarily
initiated an environmental study of Newark Bay in 1990. The study
centers on the Newark Bay and its tributaries (Estuary), with a par-
ticular emphasis on the lower Passaic River (River), and continues
under the oversight of the United States Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA). The study has fostered an improved understanding
of sediment and water quality and has provided additional data on
1 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 Newark to
be Sealed Underground, STAR-LEDGER (Newark), Aug. 5, 1998, at 15.
Dr. L. Anthony Wolfskill is a Professional Engineer, specializing for the past
19 years in the remediation and restoration of contaminated upland, sediment, riv-
erine, and estuarine sites. Prior to this period, he practiced in the civil engineering
and geotechnical capital projects field including an appointment to the faculty and
research staff at M.I.T. in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Wolfskill has worked ex-
tensively on over one hundred environmental sites in 21 states, Venezuela, and
Czechoslavakia. He has worked on several sites in New Jersey, including the Dia-
mond Alkali Superfund Site since 1983. His work included all of the phases of en-
vironmental projects, from negotiation of orders through the science, engineering,
remedial construction, and long-term post-remediation care activities. Dr. Wolfskill
holds degrees from Texas A&M University (B.S., M.S., Ph.D.) and Harvard Univer-
sity (S.M.).
Richard P. McNutt is a project manager for Chemical Land Holdings, Inc.
He has managed numerous environmental projects and has worked on the Dia-
mond Alkali Superfund Site since 1992. His work covers all phases of environ-
mental projects including science, engineering, and remedial construction. Mr.
McNutt holds degrees from Grove City College (B.A.) and the University of Pitts-
burgh (M.B.A.).

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