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FILE -- Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Garfield Residents Worry After EPA Says It Can’t Afford To Clean Polluted Site

Residents in Garfield are living in fear after the federal government said it doesn’t have the money to clean up land contaminated by cancer-causing chromium.

06/11/2014

Brookhaven Town landfill in Yaphank (file/credit: CBS 2)

City, Parents Of Cancer Kids Reach $12M Settlement Over Bronx Landfill

Pelham Bay landfill was eventually designated a federal Superfund site. Twelve children who lived nearby developed cancer — three of whom died.

08/12/2013

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Bergen County Toxic Site To Be Demolished

The old factory spilled cancer-causing chromic acid into the groundwater and potentially into the nearby Passaic River. The toxic water polluted more than a dozen nearby homes.

08/08/2012

Garfield, NJ - File / Photo: City of Garfield

Should There Be A New Bergen Co. Superfund Site?

Dangerous levels of chromium have many Garfield residents questioning their safety and federal officials will field questions at a meeting tonight.

10/06/2010