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New site administrator to meet with residents at open house March 29
JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 16, 2016 – The new independent, court-appointed site administrator for PPG Industries’ chromium cleanups in Hudson County is conducting an open house to meet residents and provide an update on the program. Read more
Former Seton Hall law school dean new Site Administrator
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 30, 2015 – Superior Court has appointed Ronald J. Riccio, Dean Emeritus of the Seton Hall University School of Law, as the new Site Administrator for PPG Industries’ chromium cleanups, effective Jan. 4. Read more
1 million tons removed, replaced with clean fill
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 26, 2015 – More than 1 million tons of chromium-contaminated soil and debris have been excavated and replaced with clean fill at the Jersey City PPG Industries chromium sites identified in the 2009 Superior Court settlement among PPG, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and the City of Jersey City. Read more
Ron Riccio addresses public meeting at the Bethune Center.
Residents meet
new administrator
at public meeting

JERSEY CITY, N.J., April 5, 2016 – As many as 50 residents and interested parties attended a public meeting to meet the new site administrator for PPG’s chromium cleanups in Hudson County.

Jersey City native Ron Riccio, whose appointment as site administrator began Jan. 4, opened the March 29 meeting at the Mary McLeod Bethune Life Center with a review of his responsibilities and priorities. In addition, he provided an update on the status of the cleanups.

During the question-and-answer session, audience members expressed concern about health and safety at Berry Lane Park, a new municipal park scheduled to open later this year. Two PPG cleanup sites were among the 11 properties acquired by the city to build the park. Using funds provided by PPG, the Jersey City Redevelopment Agency remediated the chromium-impacted material in accordance with NJDEP standards and replaced it with clean fill. The chromium cleanup was conducted in conjunction with JCRA’s cleanup of other contaminants.

Berry Lane Park has been “completely remediated to NJDEP’s most stringent standards” for chromium, Riccio told the audience.

When asked if he would permit his five grandchildren to play in Berry Lane Park, Riccio said, “Absolutely.”

As the meeting concluded, Riccio announced that he intends to convene another public meeting at a date to be determined.

Dean Emeritus of the Seton Hall University School of Law, Riccio succeeded Mike McCabe, who had served as site administrator since a June 2009 judicial consent order was entered by New Jersey Superior Court establishing a process under which NJDEP, the City of Jersey City and PPG are to address the company’s chromium cleanup sites.

Air Monitoring
A comprehensive air monitoring program at the Garfield Avenue Site is designed to protect workers and the surrounding community.

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Supplier Opportunities
Learn more about PPG Industries' goal to hire Jersey City-based firms for the supply of products and services as its cleanup sites.

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Residential Inspection
Residents living near PPG Industries' chromium cleanup sites can request an inspection of their homes if they suspect chromium waste is in or on their property.

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