5 things to know about the $2.2B Superfund cleanup in New York
By JASON F. REEDMAN The New York Times/CBS News Poll was conducted by telephone April 21-25, 2018 among a random national sample of 1,038 adults reached on cellular and landline telephones and by cell and land-line internet (Dulles, NV; April 21 to May 7, 2018).
Sampling, data collection and tabulation by Abt-SRBI of New York.
Sampling error +3.5 percentage points (for all adults, including 538 who said they were Republican or Republican-leaning).
For the full results, see the full NYT/CBS poll, including methodology, here.
The full NYT Poll, including methodological details, can be found here.
* * * “It is difficult to get over what a huge mess this is,” said Steve Bell, who is running for governor in the state’s 4th Congressional District, and who has been campaigning there for months.
“I’m sickened by the fact that the governor and the legislature are throwing the nation’s resources at this mess.”
Bell, a Democrat, said he has been in touch with more than half a dozen Democratic candidates and is “working with them to get the ball rolling.”
“This is a disgrace and it is an abomination,” Bell said.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo announced last month that the Superfund had been cleaned up in New Jersey after a massive leak of contaminated drinking water that polluted the Hudson River.
The agency has been working since January to clean up the massive water leak.
The state’s Environmental Protection Agency, which was tasked with cleaning up the contamination in New England, said in March that it has recovered nearly all of the drinking water in New Brunswick and New York and is investigating the spill.
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has said it will release the samples of water that the agency received from the pipeline on Monday, though the department has not yet released the samples, nor has it provided a date for the release of those samples.
New York Attorney General Bill Schneiderman said the state would take over the cleanup of the Superpocalypse from New Jersey.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.