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Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity "Radioactive Waste in Newfield Must Go"

WHAT:                 Gloucester County Freeholders and 4th District Senator Fred Madden will hold a press conference to enlist the help of the Federal and State Governments to ensure that the jurisdiction of the Shieldalloy site and its radioactive waste slag pile are kept with the NJDEP so the materials can be removed from Newfield and New Jersey.


Last week, the U.S. District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia overturned a 2009 decision that had granted jurisdiction to the State of New Jersey for the removal of radioactive waste in Newfield, Gloucester County, leaving Control of the clean-up for the Shieldalloy site to the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC).  


Gloucester County and Senator Madden maintain the position that the waste must be removed from Newfield and are seeking the assistance of the Federal government and NJDEP.



WHEN:                 Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 17, 2010 12:30 pm


WHERE:               Newfield Municipal Building, 18 Catawba Avenue, Newfield


WHO:                   Senator Fred Madden

Freeholder Deputy Director Robert M. Damminger

Newfield officials (invited)

Loretta Williams, Newfield resident