The fight to clean up the Ringwood Mines/Landfill Superfund site has been going on since the 1980s.  

The EPA assured the community that all contamination had been removed in 1993, only to call on Ford to clean up more waste and ultimately relist the site as a National Priority in 2005.  It is the only Superfund site in the program's history to be listed twice.

Because of this, we believe that the only way to ensure that this mess is finally cleaned up is to remove all of the toxic contamination from the ground once and for all.  

  • Ringwood halts plan to build recycling center on dump site
    5/20/16 - Ringwood officials have suspended plans to build a recycling center on top of a mountain of contaminated soil at the Ford Motor Co. Superfund site until federal regulators complete an investigation of another dangerous chemical found there recently.

  • Ringwood Superfund site: The voters should decide
    5/9/16 - The New Jersey Sierra Club is behind a referendum that could ensure the proper cleanup of the Ringwood Superfund site and says a referendum will only be successful if people conduct a full campaign to drum up support.

  • More dioxane found at Ford site in Ringwood
    3/28/16 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the discovery of more 1,4-dioxane at the site is not a surprise since it was already found in several places near where Ford Motor Co. dumped tons of waste more than 50 years ago.

A Toxic Legacy

Decades of Ford lead paint sludge are still in our very backyard

The story in the press

The Problem

We will be sharing more facts and information in the future, but to start, we wanted to share some of the coverage our problem has gotten in the press. It is a good place to start in order to understand some of the issues at hand.

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