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HUDSON RIVER WATERFRONT CONSERVANCY

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             October 10, 2022

 

The Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy Inc. brought legal action today against the Admiral’s Walk Condominium Association, Inc. in Bergen County Court to gain access to the waterfront for the general public as required under New Jersey’s public trust doctrine (“PTD”).

The PTD requires that the public has the right to unhindered access to all property bordering a navigable body of water in NJ.  The Doctrine goes back to colonial days and is the basis for the public having access to all NJ beaches. It applies to the Hudson River.

The Conservancy’s President, Don Stitzenberg, said that “Admiral’s Walk is denying the public access to the waterfront by fencing off its property.  Residents of Admirals Walk enjoy a private walkway along the Hudson River while a private guard house prevents the general public from enjoying the same use.”

Public access along Admirals Walk’s waterfront will allow the pedestrian public to travel between the Edgewater Marina and the Edgewater Veteran’s Park without having to detour to the narrow, dangerous sidewalk along River Road.

While property owners throughout the rest of Edgewater allow the general public to pass along a riverfront walkway, Admiral’s Walk, while enjoying their own private walkway, has prevented access to the detriment of the rest of the Town’s residents in violation of the Public Trust Doctrine.  Mr. Stitzenberg said “Admiral’s Walk should not be granted special treatment from other property owners along the Edgewater waterfront to the detriment and inconvenience of the rest of the residents of Edgewater.  The Public Trust Doctrine exists to rectify just this sort of situation”.

The Conservancy has been working with Admiral’s Walk toward an agreement to have a private developer pay for construction of a walkway segment and flood prevention wall along Admiral’s Walk’s waterfront.  In addition to meeting Public Access requirements, this agreement would have solved a recurring problem for Admiral’s Walk when high tides flood part of their parking area. There would have been no cost to Admiral’s Walk.  However, Admiral’s Walk has failed to approve the proposal.

For further information about the activities of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy to further the interests of the Waterfront and the Hudson River Walkway, please visit our website www.hudsonriverwaterfront.org or contact Don Stitzenberg at 201-519-7057 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you wish to get involved in the Conservancy’s activities.

 

 

 

2022 09 Quanta Update

To address the contaminated soil underneath River Road while minimizing the impact on traffic, Honeywell has proposed injecting a chemical horizontally into the contaminated areas beneath the road. The chemical would effectively stabilize the contaminated soil in place. EPA has approved a pilot treatability study to evaluate the chemical that will be used. The soil samples collected during September's sampling efforts will be treated in an independent laboratory to determine the dosage and effectiveness of the proposed treatment. Honeywell will also use the monitoring wells to make sure that the treatment is working appropriately. Once the results of the treatability tests are analyzed, the schedule for implementing the cleanup plan will be determined.

Additional info from DEP

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From: "Loney, Natalie" < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it >

Subject: Quanta update - week of April 13, 2020

Date: April 10, 2020 at 12:17:36 PM EDT

 

For the duration of the cleanup work at the Quanta site in Edgewater, New Jersey, EPA will send periodic updates to the community about activities at the site. Honeywell has moved the tent in the northwest part of the site adjacent to the City Place ramp to its new location and are preparing to start soil solidification in the tent. Soil solidification has started in the tent on the northeast part of the site and is expected to take approximately four weeks to complete.

During the week of April 13, Honeywell will start solidifying soil at a section of the last of three areas at Pier 115 that required soil solidification outside of a tent. This work is expected to finish before May 1. During active soil solidification outside of a tent, residents may experience odors from releases of naphthalene vapors, especially on warmer days.  A variety of technologies and practices are being used to mitigate vapors during soil solidification in this area. These include spraying Rusmar foam to suppress releases of vapors from areas of disturbed soil; applying Posi-Shell, a durable stucco-like material, to the areas of exposed soil throughout the day and at the end of each workday; and covering areas of disturbed soil with plastic poly sheeting. A fact sheet that includes information on the remaining soil solidification at Pier 115 can be found at the EPA Quanta page at www.epa.gov/superfund/quanta-resources.

 

Residents can report concerns about vapors or odors from the Quanta site 24 hours a day, seven days a week using the community hotline. During hours when work is actively underway at the site, the information will be relayed to a supervisor at the site and to EPA. The hotline number is (201) 807-0991.

 

Natalie Loney

Community Involvement Coordinator

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

290 Broadway, 26th Floor

New York NY 10007

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212-637-3639

 

2019 July - Over two very hot and humid days during the summer of 2019, Mr. Jim Beckerman, reporter for New Jersey Record, walked most of the 18 miles of the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway with Mr. Don Stitzenberg, President of the Hudson River Waterfront Conservancy (HRWC).  Read Mr. Beckerman's report and watch the video. Video is at the top.  There will be ads before the video. :(


 

From: Natalie Loney

Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
290 Broadway, 26th Floor
New York NY 10007
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
212-637-3639

 

Subject: Quanta Update- Week of June17, 2019

With the restart of the cleanup work at the Quanta site in Edgewater, New Jersey, EPA will be sending periodic updates to the community about activities at the site. Honeywell’s contractors have started soil solidification within the tent closest to City Place. Air handlers and filtration units on the tent structure are in full operation to provide effective carbon filtration of naphthalene and other VOCs prior to releasing the air to the environment.

Honeywell’s contractors are currently moving stockpiled soil into the tent for soil mixing.  There is a potential for releases of vapors, especially during warmer days, when the flap of the poly cover of the stockpile is lifted to allow the excavator bucket to access the soil and when the soil is transported from the stockpile area to the adjacent tent. Air monitoring data from June 3 indicated a detection of 6 µg/m3 naphthalene at perimeter air monitor FD01 and on June 4, 6 µg/m3 at perimeter monitor FD02. These monitors are affixed to the fence approximately 20 feet from the stockpile and the tent. The EPA Quanta project team has reviewed the perimeter fence line and residential monitoring results since the start of Phase 2 of the project and is confident that these detections were a result of transport of soil and brief repositioning of the stockpile cover in close proximity to the monitors. Naphthalene has not been detected at any residential property or other fenceline monitoring points.

Please note that on Saturday, June 15th, workers will be on site to continue installation of the tent along the bulkhead in preparation for remedial activities in that area.

A friendly reminder that a hotline has been established for residents to report concerns 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During hours when work is being conducted at the site, the information will be relayed to a supervisor at the site and to EPA. The hotline number is (201) 807-0991.

 

Subject: Quanta Update for the week of June  3, 2019

With the restart of the cleanup work at the Quanta site in Edgewater, New Jersey, EPA will be sending periodic updates to the community about activities at the site.  Honeywell’s contractors have completed construction of the tent closest to City Place and have started remedial activities within the tent.  Construction of the tent along the bulkhead is continuing and activities within the tent will start in approximately 3 weeks.

 


 
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