Former Governor James Florio will join environmental activist Robert Spiegel of Edison Wetlands Association (EWA) along with community advocates at a press conference at the Imperial Oil Superfund Site for the 30th anniversary of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Superfund program. The press conference will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 12 pm at the Imperial Oil Superfund Site, located at the end of Orchard Street in Marlboro, New Jersey.
Spiegel has testified three times before the U.S. Senate about Superfund reinstatement, and his successful Superfund cleanup advocacy at dozens of sites has been celebrated in a best-selling book and an upcoming documentary feature film. Florio, known as the "Father of Superfund," and the groups will call for a reinstatement of the federal 'polluter pays' tax to fund the nation's over 1,200 highly contaminated Superfund National Priority List sites. This event is part of a national campaign based around the Superfund anniversary, which will include other Superfund heros such as Lois Gibbs of Love Canal. Invited speakers include Senators Lautenberg and Menendez, Congressman Pallone, and USEPA Region 2 Administrator Judith Enck.
WHAT: Press conference with Governor Florio celebrating the 30th anniversary of Superfund
WHEN: Wednesday, December 1, 2010 at 12 pm
WHERE: Imperial Oil Superfund Site, in Marlboro, New Jersey
CONTACT: Robert Spiegel, Edison Wetlands Association 732-841-9375 or 732-321-1300