Hackensack Riverkeeper Opposes NJCU Expansion Onto Contaminated Land

December 8, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Contact: Captain Bill Sheehan or Alicia Alcorn  Hackensack Riverkeeper Opposes NJCU Expansion Onto Contaminated Land  Asks federal court to intervene, block university’s West Campus Building 6 construction plans On November 16 Hackensack Riverkeeper petitioned the federal court in Newark to enforce its 2010 Consent Decree and block plans by New Jersey City University (NJCU) to construct a new building on land contaminated with chromium waste. The property in question is…

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Hackensack Riverkeeper Weighs in on Crude Oil “Bomb Trains” Through Hackensack River Watershed, Joins Coalition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Captain Bill Sheehan Hackensack Riverkeeper Weighs In On Crude Oil “Bomb Trains” Through Hackensack River Watershed Calls on supporters to join them at Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains rally Hackensack, NJ – Captain Bill Sheehan announced today that his organization has joined the Bergen County-based Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains and is calling on Riverkeeper supporters to join him and staffers at a Coalition rally scheduled for March 7 at…

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BREAKING: Hackensack Riverkeeper petitions EPA to list river as Superfund site

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Captain Bill Sheehan Hackensack Riverkeeper’s Next Step For The River Petitions EPA to list lower Hackensack River as Superfund site Today, Hackensack Riverkeeper formally petitioned the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study whether the main stem of the Hackensack River should be listed under the federal Superfund law. The drastic action was taken on behalf of the tidal reaches of river that stretch for twenty-two miles from Van Buskirk Island…

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