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Monday, October 18, 2010

The Toxic Contamination of North Jersey

In a recent report in the The Record it was noted that hundreds of toxic sites were located in North New Jersey, specifically Bergen and Passaic counties. The former geographical location of the Industrial Revolution, the area was the home of many manufacturing facilities and in close proximity of the Great Falls of Paterson NJ. The Society of Useful Manufacturers was established by Alexander Hamilton at the base of the Passaic River in Paterson NJ.

The manufacturing facilities left a legacy of toxic pollution and a lot of that pollution migrated into the Passaic River and flowed downstream to from Passaic County to Bergen County. Toxic sites proliferate the area and an epidemic of industrially produced disease remains from the occupational exposures and the bystander exposures.

For over 3 decades the Law Offices of Jon L. Gelman have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered work related accident and injuries.