Pompton Lakes Toxins - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

Pompton Lakes Toxins

Posted: Updated:
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey (My9NJ) - The value of some homes in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey has plummeting over the last eight-years due to toxins in the area.

The location known as the DuPont Plume area has been designated by the EPA as toxic and apparently contaminated by PCE’s and TCE’s which are cancer causing agents, in both the soil and waterways.

Angry residents and members of the Citizens for a Clean Pompton Lakes group gathered to talk about what this means not only for the property value of their homes, but also their health.

“If they sell, they’re selling at a price that is very very low and really not even enough money depending on what your mortgage is to be able to move on and move your family into a safer community,” Lisa Riggiola explained.

About 540 properties have been affected by the contamination and DuPont is currently in their third process of trying to remediate the land. It is believed that DuPont has contaminated the land for over 100 years.

In 2001 DuPont was supposed to release documents stating that the land was contaminated, but they didn’t let residents know about this vapor intrusion until 2008. This is when the prices of homes in the area dropped significantly.

Resident Vijo Congura explains the difficulty he’s had trying to sell his home.

“I’ve been trying to sell my home since my wife passed away from cancer, that’s when we pretty much decided to get out of here, but we can’t, it’s impossible to sell our home, it’s impossible” he said.

Another local, Joe Intintola, was told some devastating news as a result of living in this area.

“The fall of ’08, after our homes were tested I received notice that I have cancer from the contamination that I was living in the home,” he said.

A Real estate expert with Weichert Realty explained that these homes could sell but, “It depends on the person and if they are open-minded and do their research, they might buy”.

DuPont has worked on installing mitigation and home filtering systems in the homes and the DEP has also stepped in to help alleviate the health concerns of residents.

One lawsuit has already been filed and more are expected to come as a result of fraudulent information with how DuPont handled the release of the vapor exposure.


Watch Chasing New Jersey weeknights at 10pm on My9 and don’t forget to like us on Facebook!

  • Chasing New JerseyMore>>

  • Hoboken Cracking Down On Uber Car Services

    Hoboken Cracking Down On Uber Car Services

    Friday, August 29 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:11:05 GMT
    The town of Hoboken, New Jersey is cracking down on Uber cars driving in and picking up passengers in the city. Uber is an app that you can use to request a car service to pick you up, but city officials say they are not licensed to operate in town. Marcus Enriquez was actually thrown out of an Uber car by a Hoboken police officer. He said he was on his way to work outside of the Hoboken taxi stand when a cop knocked on the window, kicked him out of the car and ticketed the Uber driver.
    The town of Hoboken, New Jersey is cracking down on Uber cars driving in and picking up passengers in the city. Uber is an app that you can use to request a car service to pick you up, but city officials say they are not licensed to operate in town. Marcus Enriquez was actually thrown out of an Uber car by a Hoboken police officer. He said he was on his way to work outside of the Hoboken taxi stand when a cop knocked on the window, kicked him out of the car and ticketed the Uber driver.
  • Backlash Over 9-Year-Old Uzi Accident That Killed A Shooting Instructor

    Backlash Over 9-Year-Old Uzi Accident That Killed A Shooting Instructor

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:34:27 GMT
    The tragic accident of a 9-year-old New Jersey Girl who shot and killed a Las Vegas shooting instructor while shooting a fully automatic Uzi has gained national attention. The young girl was learning to shoot when the gun recoiled hitting the instructor in the head and killing him. This story has once again opened the debate about appropriate use of guns among children.
    The tragic accident of a 9-year-old New Jersey Girl who shot and killed a Las Vegas shooting instructor while shooting a fully automatic Uzi has gained national attention. The young girl was learning to shoot when the gun recoiled hitting the instructor in the head and killing him. This story has once again opened the debate about appropriate use of guns among children.
  • Town Passes Recording Ordinance After Cop Caught Dissing Obama

    Town Passes Recording Ordinance After Cop Caught Dissing Obama

    Friday, August 29 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-08-29 14:33:59 GMT
    Steven Wronko is a Helmetta, New Jersey resident who recently taped local police officer, Richard Recine, saying that he doesn't have to follow the U.S. Constitution because President Obama doesn't. “Obama has decimated the friggen Constitution so I don't give a damn, cause if he doesn't have to follow the Constitution, we don't have to,” Recine is heard saying on tape.
    Steven Wronko is a Helmetta, New Jersey resident who recently taped local police officer, Richard Recine, saying that he doesn't have to follow the U.S. Constitution because President Obama doesn't. “Obama has decimated the friggen Constitution so I don't give a damn, cause if he doesn't have to follow the Constitution, we don't have to,” Recine is heard saying on tape.
Powered by WorldNow

KDFW FOX 4
400 N. Griffin Street
Dallas, Texas 75202

Main Station Directory:
(214) 720-4444
News Fax:
(214) 720-3263 or (214) 720-3333

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices