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All documents obtained through OPRA requests.
EPA Letter soil safe -EPA Letter to Soil Safe telling them to stop misrepresenting that EPA has approved of Soil Safe’s process to stabilize the contaminated soil
Rahway Arch Joint Letter_NY Officials-NY Assemblyman Joseph Borelli, along with Assembly Members Nicole Malliotakis, Michael Cusick, Matthew Titone, Senators Andrew Lanza, Diane Savino, Councilman Vincent Ignizio, Steven Matteo, Borough President James Oddo, and Congressman Michael Grimm, formally request that the New York Department of Environmental Conservation and EPA investigate the proposed “Rahway Arch” soil recycling project.
DEPLettertoFloodProneCommunities - 5 days after attending a party hosted by one of Soil Safe's attorneys, NJDEP chief advisor begins to send letters to alarmed & flood prone communities telling them not to worry. Our consultations with engineers indicate that this letter is not factually accurate in its characterization of the site.
Political Contributions - Soil Safe's contributions to various supportive politicians.
DEPInitialConcerns - NJDEP staff have immediate concerns about the proposed project.
DEP Review Comment Quotes - NJDEP Internal Reviews Validate Our Concerns about the Project.
Deficiencies in Application - This documents highlights numerous deficiencies in the application, ye the conditional permits were issued without these being resolved.
Bureau of GW Pollution Abatemt_Review - NJDEP raises flags about inadequate testing for claims of pollution.
Engineer's Report 4-26-13 - NJDEP says that the project is not in compliance with Flood Hazard Area Control Act Rules, and seeks a waiver to place hazardous materials in a flood plain.
RAW_LSRP_Review_March_6_2013 - States that project will likely result in a discharge into the Rahway River.
RIR_BEERA_Review_1_16_2013 - NJDEP says that the project is "technically questionable and likely to result in an unpermitted discharge into the Rahway River."
RIR_ETRA_Review - NJDEP says that the project will impact wetlands.