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Title

Wealth In Environmental Justice: How Wealth Affects Superfund Site Cleanups

Author Biography

My name is Zach Zakolski, and I drive past the superfund site of American Cyanamid almost everyday and always had some curiosity towards it.

Site Description

The American Cyanamid superfund site is located in Bridgewater Township NJ. This site is different when it comes to location as it is in a wealthy township, raising the question will they get a faster response and cleanup for the site. American Cyanamid was a pharmaceutical company that was dumping cancer causing chemicals contaminating the nearby floodplains. Not only has the company polluted the area, many workers were affected by the chemicals in the plant itself. Pfizer has since acquired the company and the responsibility of the site.

Workplace, Water Pollution, Toxics, Public Health