Tainted soil is everywhere, but where did it all come from?
The ominous findings seem to sprout like summer crabgrass. Soil is tested somewhere in North Jersey and the results are as scary as a cancer diagnosis.
From Teaneck to Edgewater, Dumont to Lyndhurst and Leonia to North Haledon, recent soil tests have found an array of formidable contaminants, some of them hidden for decades beneath parks where children kick soccer balls and parents push baby strollers.
Cleanups are already in motion in several of these spots. And across the state, more than 6,000 of some 22,000 contaminated sites have been cleaned in just the past two years, state Department of Environmental Protection officials say. (Kelly, The Record)