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In Limbo The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) says contamination at these sites pose no immediate danger to people or water supplies, and that no Licensed Site Remediation Professionals have been hired to plan a clean-up. The DEP originally said most of these are abandoned, but WNYC found operating businesses and institutions at many of them. Some sites originally in this category have been upgraded to "Immediate Environmental Concerns" and are now under state control.
State is Managing The DEP calls these sites “Immediate Environmental Concerns” and is overseeing the cleanup or containment. The DEP says it is actively monitoring the air, soil and/or water at these sites and has put systems in place to protect people.
Cleanup Expert Hired A private contractor, called a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP), has been hired to investigate the contamination start a cleanup plan. It can take years before a site is cleaned up.