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Soil Safe

Soil Safe is contaminated soils landfill operating out of Logan Township, Gloucester County, NJ.  

On March 3, 2014, the Delaware Riverkeeper Network (DRN) filed a law suit against Soil Safe, Inc., for violations of their Class B recycling permit and for contributing to an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health and the environment.  Further, Soil Safe has unlawfully handled, stored and disposed of contaminated soil at the Soil Safe Facility, as well as at the nearby Logan Equine Park, also known as DREAM Park, located at U.S. Route 130 South, Logan Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey.

The contaminated soils being processed at Soil Safe contain levels of arsenic, beryllium, cadmium, lead, nickel, zinc, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and total PCBs. Exposure to PAHs, including benzo(a)pyrene, can cause serious health problems due to the fact that most PAHs contain benzene, a highly carcinogenic substance.  Additionally, PAHs are absorbed by and bioaccumulate in fish, crustaceans, and mollusks.

The Delaware Riverkeeper Network filed suit to secure a court to stop Safe Soil’s operation until the company conforms to its permit conditions, remediate any contamination it has placed on any of the sites and determination is made that it’s processing and placement processes are effective and safe to residents and the environment.

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