If there are radionuclides in or about the waters at or near a former landfill that
is situated within a municipality of the second class which is located within a county
of the second class with a population density of 2,289.4 persons per square mile,
according to the latest federal decennial census and that is a hazardous discharge
site subject to the requirements of section 2 of P.L.2003, c. 196 (C.58:10A-6.5), the operator of the hazardous discharge site shall:
a. Construct an on-site treatment facility designed to remediate the former landfill
so that the treated wastewater is environmentally safe for discharge to the groundwater
on-site, as part of a comprehensive on-site treatment program which shall also include
remedial treatment for the radionuclides in or about the waters at or near the former
b. Make available to the public free of charge the results of the testing for any
pollutants at the site immediately upon their production;
c. In conjunction with appropriate officials of the Department of Environmental Protection
and, if applicable, the federal government, hold regular monthly public meetings concerning
the remediation so that the public may be apprised of the progress of the remediation
plan, the treatment options being proposed and considered, the cost for the various
treatment options being considered, the content and concentrations of the various
pollutants existing at the site, the time-frame for completion of construction of
any treatment facility, and the time-frame for the completion of the remediation;
d. For the purpose of engendering public trust in the cleanup process, give a public
accounting of the funds that have been spent to remediate the site, which shall include
providing the costs and expenditures associated with constructing and operating the
treatment facility and with designing and operating the facility to also treat radionuclides,
as well as any other costs and expenditures associated with the remediation.
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