Video: Woodbine Airport Requests Funds to Clean Up WWII Era Hazardous Materials


WOODBINE, N.J. – Hazardous materials dating back to World War II are slowing down the planned redevelopment of the Woodbine Municipal Airport property and now the borough is looking for some help.
Woodbine's mayor is requesting approval of a nearly $200,000 grant from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Hazardous Discharge Site Remediation Fund, to investigate the areas of concern.
World War II era navy activities at the airport created those concerns and the need for funding to move forward with redevelopment plans. Back in 20-14, the borough met with the United States Army Corps of Engineers to discuss the historic military and commercial activities at the airport.
If the grant is approved, the environmental studies will allow officials to continue redevelopment plans in permitted areas within, and next to, the airport.