Annotated Secondary Bibliography – RG

Jones, N. Scott. “The Selected Remedy Is the Most Environmentally Protective Solution for the Diamond Alkali Superfund site. (Cleaning Up Newark: Rebuilding for the Twenty-First Century).” Seton Hall Law Review 29, no. 1 (December 22, 1998): 27–36.

This source is an article from the Seton Hall Law Review that gives an overview of the history of the site and what was happening with the cleanup until 1998.

This source will assist me in writing about the cleanup process until 1998. It gives a clear chronology up to that time and discusses various steps that I was not able to find in other sources. Such steps include the removal of soil from the surrounding areas in 1984 and 1985 and in September of 1995, the team working at the site undertook an “Accelerated Work Plan”. While much of the information in this article can be found by sifting through primary source documents, this article helps fill in the blanks I was encountering and allows me to better understand the cleanup process, which I will be writing about in detail.



“DIAMOND ALKALI CO. Cleanup Activities.” EPA. October 20, 2017. Accessed March 10, 2019.

This source is a page from the EPA website regarding the cleanup activities at the Diamond Alkali site.

This source will be helpful to me in writing the part of my paper dealing with the cleanup between 1998 and 2014. I have found little information on that period and the page explains what happened following the implementation of the interim remedy and the settlement with OCC in 2016. On of the major things mentioned was the dredging and processing of sediment from the Passaic River between 2008 and 2012, in an operation known as the “Tierra Removal”. The page also provides information on the Lower Passaic River Study Area, which is where most of the cleanup is still going on. It will be useful in addressing the current state of the cleanup effort and the future.