Video: $8.7 Million Plan to Clean Up Vineland Properties Contaminated by Kill-Tone
VINELAND, N.J. – An $8.7 million plan aims at cleaning up 57 residences in Vineland whose soil was contaminated by the former Kil-Tone company. From approximately 1917 to 1926, the facility manufactured pesticides contaminating the soil there, and surrounding homes with arsenic and lead. The Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the plan requiring the removal and disposal of contaminated soil. The soil will be dug up and properly disposed of. The excavated areas will then be backfilled with clean soil and the area will be replanted About 21,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil is expected to be removed, and during the clean up process officials will monitor data sampling at nearly 60 properties.