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Scientists Study Toxic Groundwater In Garfield

The EPA has plans to clean up tainted ground water around The E.C. Electroplating plant, but lacks the funding.
The EPA has plans to clean up tainted ground water around The E.C. Electroplating plant, but lacks the funding. Photo Credit: atsdr.cdc.gov

GARFIELD, N.J. -- Scientists have drummed up a few ideas to clean up the tainted water sitting under a Garfield neighborhood, but funding is keeping any potential solutions from being put in place, according to NorthJersey.com.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants to propose a cleanup this winter to remove chromium from the ground water near the E.C. Electroplating plant on Clark Street, but it lacks to funds to put any plans into action, NorthJersey.com reported.

The contamination dates back to 1983 when 3 tons of chromium was spilled. Since then dangerous levels of the toxin have been detected in the basements of businesses and homes in the area, NorthJersey.com said.

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