US Environmental Protection Agency - Superfund for Kids
Secret of Bog Creek Farm
Hi there! My name is Bob and this is my daughter Jeannie. A couple of times each month we travel up to the farmland of New Jersey to do a little fishing. We talk about school, friends, and sometimes even catch a few fish too!

For years, one of our favorite fishing spots was a stream near an old piece of land called Bog Creek farm. Although Bog Creek farm certainly looked normal, it had a dark secret.

Bog Creek farm looked like an average, everyday chicken ranch. However, some people used the farm as a place to dump their old chemicals and paints. These chemicals were dumped into a 150 foot long trench, about half as long as a football field, which stretched across the property. We knew about Bog Creek farm's secret because we fished so close to the property.

Bob and Jeannie waving

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