NJ: "Pompton Lakes Cancer Study Widens"

"State and federal environmental officials said Monday night that they will take a more active role in the DuPont cleanup in Pompton Lakes, while urging residents to install mitigation systems in their homes as soon as possible.

'This is the most protective way to go until we can eliminate contamination at the site,' Barbara Finazzo, director of the federal Division of Environmental Planning and Education, told 500 residents who packed into the Pompton Lakes High School.

Members of the Environmental Protection Agency and the state Department of Health and Senior Services also told residents that they were expanding a cancer study of residents living on the plume of contamination.

'We should have some results next month,' said Joe Eldridge, the DHSS director."

Elaine D’Aurizio reports for the Bergen Record January 25, 2010.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010