Recent News
Carteret to be closed between Garfield and Halladay beginning week of Jan. 13
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 6, 2014 – Jersey City has granted PPG Industries a permit to close Carteret Avenue between Garfield Avenue and Halladay Street as the company expands the scope of its chromium cleanup activities. The closing is scheduled to begin the week of Jan. 13... Read more
Metropolis Towers’ 2nd phase under way
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Dec. 23, 2013 – The second phase of the environmental cleanup at Metropolis Towers is under way... Read more
Soil cleanup complete at Garfield and Union
JERSEY CITY, N.J., Nov. 26, 2013 – PPG Industries has completed its environmental cleanup of soil at the corner of Garfield Avenue and Union Street, otherwise known as Site No. 186.. Read more
A newsletter with more details about PPG’s progress has been mailed to Garfield Avenue area residents.
Activity ramps up
at cleanup sites
on Garfield Avenue
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JERSEY CITY, N.J., Jan. 28, 2014 – More than 400,000 tons of chromium-impacted soil and debris have been dug up and hauled away as remediation and restoration activities continue to move forward at all nine Garfield Avenue area cleanup sites in the wake of a revised timetable.

Approximately 70 percent of the contaminated material at the main Garfield Avenue site has been excavated, according to PPG Industries’ estimates.

A newsletter with more details about PPG’s progress has been mailed to Garfield Avenue area residents.

Other newsletter articles include:

  • A closer look at the closing of Carteret Avenue between Garfield Avenue and Halladay Street;
  • Latest results indicate air quality at Garfield Avenue sites remains well within safety limits; and
  • Blood samples collected from residents living near Garfield Avenue sites show no changes in chromium levels that can be attributed to cleanup activities.
Air Monitoring
A comprehensive air monitoring program at the Garfield Avenue Site is designed to protect workers and the surrounding community.

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Supplier Opportunities
Learn more about PPG Industries' goal to hire Jersey City-based firms for the supply of products and services as its cleanup sites.

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Residential Inspection
Residents living near PPG Industries' chromium cleanup sites can request an inspection of their homes if they suspect chromium waste is in or on their property.

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