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EPA Announces Cleanup Plan for Quanta Resources Superfund Site in Edgewater, New Jersey

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(New York, N.Y. – October 4, 2011)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized a plan to contain and control soil and ground water contamination at the Quanta Resources Superfund Site in Edgewater, New Jersey, which is located along the Hudson River. Soil and ground water underneath the site and adjacent properties are contaminated with arsenic, lead, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and volatile organic compounds resulting from over 100 years of past industrial activities in the area. Exposure to these pollutants can have serious health effects, and in some cases, increase the risk of cancer. Because of the nature and complexity of the contamination at the 15-acre site, EPA divided the investigation and cleanup into two phases – one addressing the contaminated soil and ground water and the other focused on contamination in the river. The final plan announced today is the first phase of the long-term cleanup. A future cleanup plan will address contamination in the Hudson River.

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American Cancer Society -Relay for Life – Makes Plea At Recent Bayonne City Council Meeting

Gail Godesky-Publicity Chair & Sponsorship Chair Speaks to Bayonne City Council on Behalf of the American Cancer Society -Bayonne 2010 Relay for Life 

gail-godesky-new-addressing-bay-city-council1At a recent Bayonne City Council meeting Gail Godesky Publicity Chairwoman & Sponsorship Chair for the American Cancer Society’s -Relay for Life addressed the Bayonne City Council in asking for the fee to be waived for the use of Ahern’s Veteran Stadium in Bayonne for the 201o Bayonne Relay For Life -which is tentatively scheduled for June 11- 12th, 2010

In her address to the Bayonne City Council, Ms. Godesky had this to say after addressing each of the council-members in attendance…

 “My name is Gail Godesky; I am born and raised in a great city-Bayonne. As some of you know my sister Lori Starke passed away at 49 years old on February 22nd, 2008 and my mom Lorraine Godesky at the age of  77 passed away February 17th, 2009 from the terrible disease we call cancer for lack of a better word and from a disease that kills and not quietly but rather angrily.

Cancer shows no preference-it has struck old, young, mothers, father’s, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and dear friends.

Since the passing of my family members I have been very involved in the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life. Our team is called the EVERYDAY ANGELS. Continue reading American Cancer Society -Relay for Life – Makes Plea At Recent Bayonne City Council Meeting

Michael Jackson; Pop Icon, dead at 50 years old in Los Angeles

 michael-jacksonMichael Jackson; Pop icon has died at a Los Angeles hospital at 2:26 pm after suffering cardiac arrest at his home in Los Angeles , according to media reports. The 50 year old musical superstar who ruled the pop charts since he was 5 years old was preparing for a new tour to begin on July 13th. Paramedics reportedly responded to Jackson’s house earlier and found that the singer was not breathing. Jackson was given CPR and rushed to UCLA Medical Center. At this writing a press conference had not been scheduled by either the family nor the hospital to officialy announce the death of the singer.

Jackson was the youngest child in a family that also rode pop stardom for over 40 years from when he and his brothers known as the Jackson 5  were first discoved by Diana Ross in Gary Indiana back in the 1960s.

Michael Jackson leaves behind his 3 children and millions of fans

Jackson’s death was the third such news in the entertainment industry this week. Charlie Angel star and movie star Farah Fawcett lost her valiant battle against cancer today and Legendary sidekick Ed McMahon who died yesterday in California.


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