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Agent Orange in New Jersey: EPA to outline plans tonight for removal of dioxin-laden mud from Passaic River

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For decades, the only large amount of dioxin — a highly toxic industrial chemical and a known carcinogen — in the river was next to the former Diamond Alkali plant in Newark where the infamous Vietnam War-era defoliant Agent Orange was manufactured and dioxin was discharged.

Although some residents and environmental advocates want the entire 5.6-acre mudflat removed from the banks of Lyndhurst, the EPA decided to remove the first two feet of mud and cap the rest. The project is overseen by the EPA but is being funded by the Lower Passaic Cooperating Parties, a group of 70 companies that have either polluted the river or inherited the liability of past polluters.

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