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BFI Waste Systems

Tabernacle, GA: (May-21-07) The Department of Environmental Protection filed suit against ACR Inc. of South Jersey in Mount Laurel and US Steel Corp. in Pittsburgh in 2004, in an attempt to recover cleanup costs and damages incurred by the state and to compensate township residents for damage to their natural resources. The suit claimed that ACR Inc. US Steel Corp. were responsible for disposing hazardous materials at the dump. Between 1976 and 1977, about 200 containers of solvents, paint, and paint sludges were dumped on the property, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. The drums were discovered on the property in 1982. The containers had deteriorated and leaked, contaminating soil. About 200 drums, eight truckloads of soil and 3,000 gallons of liquid materials were removed from the site. BFI Waste Systems of North America, a waste management company has agreed to pay $150,000 toward the purchase of 231 acres in the township, which will go towards the Rancocas Conservancy's acquisition of property to create the Friendship Creek Preserve in the area of Iricks Causeway Road. In addition, the company will pay $25,000 toward the costs of the acquisition process. [PHILLY BURBS: ENVIRONMENTAL CLEANUP]

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Published on May-22-07


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