EWA Demands Superfund Reinstatement as World Water Day Calls Attention to Polluters

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At a press event at the entrance to the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund Site, EWA Executive Director Robert Spiegel was joined by staff from Congressman Frank Pallone and Senator Barbara Buono in South Plainfield. This presentation was made just before World Water Day, a day created to bring attention to the fact that most public waterways around the globe are polluted beyond usability and are causing a public health crisis that every town and city and country needs to end.

As the EWA stated, "New Jersey has, by far, more Superfund sites than any other state in America. In addition to the site-specific updates on the drastic impacts on the Cornell-Dubilier site cleanup and other New Jersey Superfund site cleanups caused by a lack of funding, the speakers will cover some of the national report's findings," including more corporations are declaring bankruptcy to avoid paying for cleanups, leaving American taxpayers to pay; annual funding has decreased, resulting in dramatic slowdowns in cleanup actions; and President Obama and USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson must move forward on reinstating the Superfund "polluter pays" tax on polluters.

CALL Bob Spiegel, EWA, at  732-841-9375 or 732-321-1300 for a copy of the full report.

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