Source: https://www.northjersey.com, October 15, 2019
By: Kristie Cattafi
Removal of soil and debris from a tent at the Quanta Superfund site will begin this week, Environmental Protection Agency officials say.
This is the next phase of the cleanup of 115 River Road — known as the Quanta site — which involves digging up contaminated soil that releases naphthalene.
Naphthalene is “reasonably anticipated” to be a human carcinogen, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In studies, lab rats formed lung and nose tumors after breathing in the chemical daily. Read more.