ASBESTOS REMOVAL, NJ
Former New Jersey asbestos plant site being developed as public recreational field
Asbestos removal project nears completion at former asbestos plant site in Berkeley Heights, NJ that suffered years of neglect. If you live in Union County and have been diagnosed with the asbestos-related cancer mesothelioma, our law firm's mesothelioma lawyers will provide a free case review to determine your eligiblity to receive monetary compensation for medical bills and lost wages.
Background: Asbestos-related deaths in New Jersey are so frequent that the state is ranked No. 6 in the nation for fatalities related to occupational asbestos exposure. Twelve New Jersey counties recorded unusually high numbers of deaths from asbestos, and are on the government’s list of the Top 100 counties in the country for asbestos fatalities. Union County, NJ is ranked No. 60!
NJ asbestos removal project on schedule.
August 20, 2009 -- Up until 1952, the American Asbestos company had operated an industrial asbestos plant on a 13-acre site in Berkeley Heights, NJ (in Union County), and apparently used asbestos and asbestos-containing materials to fill low-lying areas on the real estate, according to New Jersey environmental officials with the Department of Environmental Protection.
But in 2004, the township of Berkeley Heights and Union County purchased the property for $13 million to preserve it as open space and multi-use recreational fields. Before the public could use it, however, the site required professional asbestos removal decontamination.
Nearly 42,000 tons of contaminated soil was removed from the land and shipped to out-of-state facilities, in preparation for the current public project.
$10 million NJ asbestos removal project
The cleanup, initially projected to cost $1 million, cost $6.5 million, which was paid for by Robbinsbrook, LLC, the site developer that sold the land to the township and the county.
In June, Union County leaders authorized a $3.8 million contract with Applied Landscape Technologies of Montville, NJ, for development of the property. And this month, more than 50 years after the site was thoroughly contaminated with asbestos, the developer broke ground on the new recreational fields for Berkeley Heights.
Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C.
Weitz & Luxenberg has protected the legal rights of workers since 1986. And in that time the firm's mesothelioma lawyers have won several billion dollars in verdicts and settlements for clients injured by job-related asbestos exposure.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and seek a FREE case review, please notify us through the communication form on this page. We will pursue your claim with vigilance to help you pay for medical bills, lost wages, and suffering. Because the firm works on a contingency basis, there is no cost to you until we win a settlement or a verdict.