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This Web site provides information about environmental projects administered by EPA in Region 2 (New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The Recovery Act provides funding for significant projects that will help clean the Region 2 environment, and provide better environmental and public health protection to its citizens. EPA's portion of the plan will create green jobs that will also help clean contaminated land, produce cleaner drinking water and air quality, spur environmentally-conscious urban and rural redevelopment and reduce greenhouse gases.

Funding from the Recovery Act includes projects to clean Brownfields, speed clean up work at Superfund sites, support the implementation of diesel emission reduction technologies, assess and clean up underground storage tanks and improve water quality infrastructure.


Watch EPA crews cleanup contaminated soil at this New Jersey site.

Cleanup at the Vineland Chemical Superfund Site

Cleanup at this Vineland, NJ site includes the excavation and restoration of arsenic-contaminated stream and wetland areas. EPA contractors use heavy construction equipment to excavate contaminated sediments and backfill with clean sand.

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Watch EPA crews cleanup contaminated soil at the Welsbach site.

Cleanup at the Welsbach and General Gas Mantle Superfund Site

Recovery Act money is helping to complete the cleanup of this site in Gloucester, NJ. The soil was contaminated from radioactive thorium. A team removes contaminated soil in a small section of the site. After the soil is removed, clean fill is applied over the entire area.

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