March 12, 2012
Great Ecology’s “brownfield to greenfield” project in Woodbridge, New Jersey, continues to play a significant role in the regional restoration of the Raritan River, this time as part of a solution between the NJ Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and Somerset County property owners. The brownfield, owned by Great Ecology’s client, EPEC Polymers, Inc., will receive disputed fill placed illegally in Bound Brook, Somerset County. The fill is the subject of an ongoing lawsuit between NJDEP and the landowners. EPEC Polymers is providing the solution by using the dirt in its remediation and redevelopment activities. The removal of the dirt from Bound Brook–as well as EPEC Polymer’s creation of a waterfront park in Woodbridge to be opened upon completion of the remediation–are two big steps in the restoration of ecological function to the Raritan’s riverfront.