"The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection announced yesterday that it would appeal a court ruling that the owner of the Kiddie Kollege building in Franklin Township, Gloucester County, is not responsible for its $1 million cleanup.
"We disagree with the judge's decision," said Leland Moore, spokesman for the Attorney General's Office, which represented the DEP in court. He declined further comment.
The DEP had planned to demolish the building and bill the owner.
Last week, Superior Court Judge James E. Rafferty voided the deed to the building, saying the real estate broker who acquired it in a tax-lien sale and foreclosure had not been adequately warned it was contaminated."
Jan Hefler reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer May 8, 2009.