Recent News
Activity ramps up at cleanup sites on Garfield Avenue
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.. Read more
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
Truck places clean fill into area where chromium-impacted soil and debris were excavated during final phase of cleanup.
Work winding down
at Metropolis Towers

JERSEY CITY, N.J., May 8, 2014 – Workers are preparing to construct a parking lot in an area that was recently excavated as the third and final phase of PPG Industries’ chromium cleanup at Metropolis Towers nears an end.

PPG is placing clean fill in the northern half of the property between the residential towers, an area where the company has dug up and hauled away chromium-impacted soil and debris. Later a concrete sidewalk joining the two buildings will be installed as well as pavement accommodating more than 80 new parking spaces.

PPG officials said vehicles displaced during the current phase of work should be able to resume parking onsite in June.

Air quality since last March, when the cleanup began, has remained well within the safety limit established by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in consultation with the independent technical consultant. Click here for more details.

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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