Independent Federal Environmental Investigation in Pompton Lakes sign now

To: The United States Congress,

Petition: We the undersigned respectfully request a Thorough and All Encompassing Independent Federal Investigation of the Past, Current, and Ongoing Planned E.I. DuPont Company Related Environmental Clean-up Activities and the Overall Environmental and Health Conditions related to this in the Borough of Pompton Lakes, New Jersey Over the past 25 years and we are of the opinion that this needs to be expedited in a "Time is of The Essence" manner and with forthwith urgency due to the health risks involved to the people of Pompton Lakes and to any visitors.


Additional Support Statement:

We request that this "Federal" Task Force be independent from that of the NJDEP and/or the USEPA members and to consist of a bona fide non-partisan committee appointed by the United States Congress and upon its completion all results of this investigation are to be fully disclosed to the public. We further request that the results of this said investigation should appropriately be aired on such media venues as nation wide television, published in major newspapers, and reported over the internet as well.

We believe that this said "Independently Expedited and Completed Federal Investigation Report and Subsequent Degree of Full Disclosure to the Public" may in and of itself very likely answer many pertinent questions including whether or not a USEPA Superfund Site Designation is appropriate and in order in Pompton Lakes Borough or whether or not the past and current NJDEP managed DuPont Clean-up process has been and/or is efficiently and appropriately handled.

The fact has come to our attention that there has for some time in the past several months and culminating in the latter part of 2009 and in early 2010, and is currently still creating considerable ongoing complexities caused by a substantial question in and around the Pompton Lakes Area pertaining to whether or not the past NJDEP supervisory activities over the DuPont Contamination Clean-up process has been acceptably appropriate or whether the USEPA should justifiably step in and designate the affected area(s) as a so called "Superfund Site" and to be listed on the National Priorities List. This and other past experiences has led us to be of the opinion that "We the People" are now in serious need of this Independent Federal Investigation to be expedited and reported to the public and for the public good and the safeguard of the public's health and welfare.

After more than 20 years of supposed DuPont Clean-up procedures there are apparently still to this date and time real and genuine environmental health hazards existing in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey and while it is reportedly a fact that a considerably large TCE and PCE Contaminated Groundwater Plume Area affecting 400 homes or more exists, and such other factors exist including but not necessarily limited to such as a reported 50,000 cubic yards of hazardous mercury sediment and other pollutants sits in Pompton Lake, and it is furthermore reported to be a sad fact that this estimated 50,000 cubic yards of mercury sediment in Pompton Lake borders a Public Middle School in the said borough and that Pompton Lake has been used as a Back up Water Supply to Some Various Areas Within the Northern New Jersey Region.

Furthermore, there has recently been a health department report disclosing that Some Types of Cancers are of Atypically Elevated Rates in the DuPont Contamination Affected Area(s) in Pompton Lakes. Enough time has been wasted. Let's not waste any more time simply "debating" over waste clean-up while many people may be at serious risk to their health. In this case wasting valuable time may in turn make a further waste of the invaluable quality of life! There is a further question of the efficiency and adequacy of the vapor mitigation systems which have been installed and which are in an ongoing process of being offered to be installed into residential properties located within the TCE and PCE Designated ground water Vapor Plume. There is a further question of the degree of risk to the general public who interact on an everyday basis or periodically within the public areas near the outsides of the properties with these vapor ventilation systems installed and operating to vent these hazardous fumes into the open air. Additionally, there still today exists a serious question of the possible considerable degree of contaminants which may in fact still exist on the DuPont Multi-acre Site in Pompton Lakes after 15 to 20 years of this DuPont "Clean-up" Process and which has been for many years and currently still to today is supervised by the NJDEP.

Let us get this official Independent Federal Investigation process expedited forthwith, and then let the chips fall where they may! The public's health and welfare are at risk in Pompton Lakes Borough with every day that goes by and in the absence of adequate resolve. It clearly appears that the residents of Pompton Lakes Borough need your honorable assistance in order for this long standing environmental problem to justifiably and adequately get resolved and in a satisfactory manner. Thank you.

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Latest Signatures

  • 12 January 2016436. Jefferson Harmanl
    As a longtime resident of Pompton Lakes, I am acutely aware of decades passing without true oversight of this serious & potentially life-threatening situation. This is a public health emergency. We need leadership in all branches of government focused
  • 09 January 2016435. Gregory C
    I support this petition
  • 07 January 2016434. Jeff V
    I support this petition
  • 01 January 2016433. Lisa P
    Clean us up !
  • 17 December 2015432. Pamela R
    lets clean this up
  • 16 December 2015431. Gene B
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015430. Michele B
    I support this petition
  • 01 December 2015429. Timothy Cb
    I support this petition
  • 29 November 2015428. Gary K
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015427. Elizabeth S
    Our town schools sit in the middle of the "plume". Isn't that enough of a reason to help us get answers and correct the problem?
  • 24 November 2015426. Wendy L
    I support this petition
  • 17 November 2015425. Sharon Em
    did this cause my cousin's breast cancer?
  • 14 November 2015424. Dara S
    I support this petition
  • 11 November 2015423. Anna T
    Tell Dupont to stop playing games and face situation and stop trying to tease the public with this new game of still trying to get into residents' homes. Gov't oversight and independent testing and system installation is the only way.
  • 03 November 2015422. Susan K
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015421. Mirka H
    I support this petition
  • 27 October 2015420. Ian C
    I support this petition
  • 17 October 2015419. Alicia E
    Contamination is everywhere and we must stop it in order to SURVIVE!
  • 07 October 2015418. Radchad R
    FIGHT THE POWER...........SIGN IT NOW..........
  • 07 October 2015417. Cheryl R
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 2015416. Mary Bethl
    I support this petition
  • 03 October 2015415. Patrick A
    I support this petition
  • 29 September 2015414. Louise D
    I'd like to publicly thank all the people who are fighting for the health and welfare of my family. I wish I would have moved to Riverdale when I was flooded out in 1984 on the other end of town. I thought I would be "safe" as long as I was out of the "fl
  • 28 September 2015413. Sandra Lynnf
    Please help!!!
  • 27 September 2015412. Albert Agallagherj
    I support this petition
  • 23 September 2015411. Veronica P
    I support this petition
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