EPA removes chemical drums from New Jersey warehouse
According to the Associated Press, federal environmental officials have completed removal of more than 1,500 drums of hazardous chemicals from a facility in northern New Jersey. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that the $1.7 million cleanup at the Abrachem Chemical warehouse in Clifton, New Jersey, erased the threat of a chemical fire and that there was little soil or groundwater contamination at the site. State Department of Environmental Protection workers, who were called to investigate a report of a chemical leak, discovered abandoned and mislabeled drums in October last year. The EPA got a court order to get on the property. The EPA will try to recoup the cleanup cost from Abrachem, but the company filed for bankruptcy in January.