Firm pays $33.7M for cleanup of Pennsauken site

Posted by Robyn, May 16, 2013

pennA Mount Laurel firm is paying more than $33 million toward a pollution-cleanup project at a Pennsauken Superfund site.

The funds from SL Industries and an affiliate will go toward remediation work at the Puchack well field, which once supplied drinking water to Camden residents. Six wells once owned by the city of Camden have been closed for decades due to contamination in an area south of the Betsy Ross Bridge.

The soil is tainted with hexavalent chromium, a heavy metal that may cause cancer and other health problems, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The land was polluted by waste from an SGL chrome-plating facility that operated at the site from the 1960s to the 1980s, the federal agency said.

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