On October 16, 2017, the Township Committee was asked by a resident about a State remediation project in the Village of Chapel Hill currently underway in the Township. The Township Committee immediately requested information from appropriate departments and forwarded the information to the Environmental Commission for a status of the State project.
Our Environmental Commission representative began corresponding with the resident and relayed the State procedure for this type of project back to the resident by the following afternoon. Despite receiving answers and an explanation of the State process one day after the initial inquiry, this resident has continued to spread misinformation via social media and within the Township. In an effort to keep our residents informed, we wanted to correct some of the misinformation and explain the process.
The issue of the soil and groundwater investigation is strictly under the jurisdiction and control of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), the responsible owners of the source property, and the environmental consultant being paid to oversee the process including cleanup and remediation. Strict guidelines are set by the NJ DEP, including notification of residents and property owners, and approved methods of remediation. The Township’s Health Department has been in contact with Pennoni, the developer’s remediation company, and they have assured the Township that the property is in complete compliance with the DEP. They also informed us that they are working on delineation of the plume and that a remediation report is due in May 2019.
Any concerned residents who have contacted us have been directed to Pennoni, the remediation company that has jurisdiction over this process, at (856) 547-0505. If you have any questions or concerns the Township is always here to provide assistance. Please feel free to reach out to Township Administration at (732) 615-2010.