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Old 04-18-2014, 09:53 AM
 
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I think that the OP may have gotten his question answered.

Apparently so. Looks like chromium wasn't limited to just Garfield. Amazing how 3BRs in Newport are renting for 4K.
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:09 AM
 
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Apparently so. Looks like chromium wasn't limited to just Garfield. Amazing how 3BRs in Newport are renting for 4K.
If you could find more one person in 1,000 living there who was aware of the widespread use of toxic chromium fill in Jersey City, I would be amazed.

As I previously stated, chromium waste was used as "fill" throughout Jersey City for several decades, and was apparently used to some extent in other areas of Hudson County as well. My parents' home in Bayonne--with chromium fill in the backyard--was built in the late '60s, but it appears that this practice extended at least into the '70s, and perhaps into the '80s.

The site of the former Roosevelt Drive-in Theater on Route 440 has been covered with impermeable plastic for a long time, and it is zoned so that nothing can be built there. This is the result of a huge quantity of chromium in the soil on that large tract of land.

Just south of the old drive-in is the site of the long-gone Kellogg factory (no, not the cereal company), and as a result of Kellogg's fabrication of nuclear bomb components, the area now occupied by the K-Mart & Pathmark stores has excess residual radiation emanating from the ground.

Hudson County is simply not the healthiest place to live, from an environmental standpoint.

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Old 04-18-2014, 01:37 PM
 
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I have also heard that the Society Hill townhouses located on route 440 were built on top of a chromium dump. A friend of mine was looking to buy there years ago and obviously changed his mind after hearing about this.
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Old 04-18-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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I have also heard that the Society Hill townhouses located on route 440 were built on top of a chromium dump. A friend of mine was looking to buy there years ago and obviously changed his mind after hearing about this.
Even if those homes weren't built on top of chromium waste, their close proximity to the site of the old Kellogg factory, with its high levels of residual radiation, should be enough reason to stay away.

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Old 04-18-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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So then those kids attending French-American Academy JC and Stevens Coop are bound to get exposed to something, especially given that they do a lot of ground floor activities.
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