Primary Source Report-ZV

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BOOKER, MENENDEZ RAISE CONCERNS OVER PASSAIC RIVER POLLUTER’S BANKRUPTCY FILLING LAWMAKERS DRAW ATTENTION TO ACTIONS TAKEN BY ARGENTINA’S STATE-OWNED OIL COMPANY YPF YPF SUBSIDIARY IDENTIFIED AS HAVING SUBSTANTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITIES IN THE CLEANUP OF THE PASSAIC RIVER

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States News Service. (May 26, 2017 Friday). BOOKER, MENENDEZ RAISE CONCERNS OVER PASSAIC RIVER POLLUTER’S BANKRUPTCY FILLING LAWMAKERS DRAW ATTENTION TO ACTIONS TAKEN BY ARGENTINA’S STATE-OWNED OIL COMPANY YPF YPF SUBSIDIARY IDENTIFIED AS HAVING SUBSTANTIAL ENVIRONMENTAL LIABILITIES IN THE CLEANUP OF THE PASSAIC RIVER. States News Service. Retrieved from https://advance-lexis-com.libdb.njit.edu:8443/api/document?collection=news&id=urn:contentItem:5NNK-KD11-JCBF-S0MH-00000-00&context=1516831. (Not Remotely Accessible)

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One of the more spicy sources of my research, this secondary source serves as an introduction for a critical view of the dynamics of corporate compliance with the EPA. This article highlights the two United State Senators calling out the actions of YPF, a member of the CPG and liable for damage to the Passaic river, in filing for bankruptcy. The motion for bankruptcy may affect the timetable of clean-up in the Passaic River.

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Can the EPA clean up one of America’s most toxic rivers

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This is an article from the Washington Post. Written by Brady Dennis

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/can-the-epa-clean-up-one-of-americas-most-toxic-rivers/2016/08/19/f9314c74-5829-11e6-831d-0324760ca856_story.html

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Much like the first Source, this article served as a summation of the Passaic River Superfund Sites. It does a good job of introducing sources for a critical view of the EPA decision and the timetable. These sources also represent the various parties implicated within the situation from the top-down. This project does analyze the dynamics of the top in order to contribute context to the realities faced on the ground. I will use some of the facts presented in this article to help present the significance of this site’s remediation.

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Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order on Consent for Removal Action

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This is an official document of the United States Office of Environmental Protection Agency.

https://passaic.sharepointspace.com/Public%20Documents/Administrative%20Order%20on%20Consent.PDF

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This is the complete official “Order on Consent” of the Lower Passaic River Study Area of the Diamond Alkali Site. The EPA decrees these orders after finding the Potentially Responsible Parties, proving the Natural Resource Damages that these parties have conducted. This consent details all the initial expectations, and the language binging guilty companies to the remediation of the Superfund Site. This will serve as proof of the E.P.A’s current role in the RI/FS of the Diamond Alkali site. My research hopes to put this document in the broader context of the Passaic River.

Keywords: Business, Water, Factories, Toxics, Soil