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Additional Dioxane Discovered At Ringwood's Ford Superfund Site

EPA officials said dioxane, a toxic chemical that has been detected at the Ford Superfund site, has been found again at low levels in a newly drilled monitoring well.
EPA officials said dioxane, a toxic chemical that has been detected at the Ford Superfund site, has been found again at low levels in a newly drilled monitoring well. Photo Credit: Ringwood Superfund Community Advisory Group

RINGWOOD, N.J. -- An engineering report says dioxane, a toxic chemical that has been detected at the Ford Superfund site, has been found again at low levels in a newly drilled monitoring well, according to NorthJersey.com.

Testing conduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the discovery of 1,4-dioxane at the site -- a former dumping site of industrial waste for Ford Motor Co. -- poses no health threat to the public, even though the chemical has been deemed a probable carcinogen, said NorthJersey.com.

The chemical was first detected last April in samples, said NorthJersey.com. It has been found in ground water at the site, in addition to other wells, brooks and ponds, according to NorthJersey.com. The test results might be discussed during an April 20 community meeting with the EPA; the last meeting earlier this month drew an overflow crowd, added NorthJersey.com.

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