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EPA Hosts Public Information Session in Ringwood

Release Date: 07/20/2006
Contact Information: Ben Barry, (212) 637-3651 or

(New York, NY) As a part of its ongoing commitment to keep residents informed of the most recent activities at the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will host a public information session at the Ringwood Public Library on July 25, 2006 at 7:00 pm. This information session will be an opportunity for residents and other stakeholders to discuss issues and ask questions related to the site.

“After visiting the Ringwood Mines site and meeting a number of times with members of the Ringwood community, I committed to keeping a line of communication open with the community to ensure that they have access to EPA and can share with us their questions and concerns,” said Regional Administrator Alan J. Steinberg. “This session is part of our ongoing effort to meet that commitment and make sure that people are well-informed and have the chance to ask questions.”

In 2004, EPA determined that significant amounts of paint sludge remained on the site and it directed the Ford Motor Company to clean it up. Ford has sampled ground water, surface water, soil and sediment, and removed over 16,000 tons of waste and soil since 2004. The Agency has continued to direct and oversee cleanup activities at and around the site.

The Ringwood Public Library is located at 30 Cannici Drive in Ringwood, New Jersey.

More information about the Ringwood Mines Superfund Site: