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Shar, Home Buyer in Fair Lawn, NJ

I'm looking at a home in Ringwood by Cupsaw Lake and heard about major soil contamination from the Ford

Asked by Shar, Fair Lawn, NJ Thu May 22, 2008

Plant. Is this in a specific area

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The contaminated area is buffered away from Cupsaw Lake. In all honesty, the distance is like Greenwich Village from Ground Zero... Yes, contamination existed, but everyone has done their best to remedy the situation. http://www.NJLocationFinder.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Nov 17, 2009
Yes this is in a specific area.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 7, 2009
The Ford plant in Mahwah which clsoed in 1980 had dumped old paint sludge and other debris into the old iron mines in what is called upper Ringwood. This is 3-4 miles from Cupsaw Lake and despite years of environmental studies there was no impact observed to water quality. Additional contamination areas were discovered recently ( paint sludge) and these are being cleaned up under the direction of the USEPA. The USEPA website provides additional information about this site. To my knowledge, there have been no health risks linked to this paint sludge contamination, particularly in the Cupsaw lake area. Good luck with your home search.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 9, 2009
Yes, Ringwood has a Superfund site in it. The site was created by the Ford Company back in the 1960s and it is in a remote section of Ringwood. The site was reopened as a Superfund site a couple of years ago so that the cleanup could be completed since it never was. Hopefully, the focus that the media has put on it will help us resolve the clean up that should have been done years ago. Many of us live here and have been for many years. We still sell an average of 80 to 85 homes per year and will do so again this year because it is such a great town to live in. Have you ever been by the three main lakes that we have here or stopped to visit the NJ State Botanical Gardens or Ringwood Manor. Also, check out the new library in town and the new park right next door. Thanks for your question, Annmarie. 201-312-5995.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Dec 12, 2008
I live in Cupsaw Lake and have for over 10 years and love it here. There's been a lot of press about this issue. It is in the old iron mine areas near the NYS border. If you need more information contact the town hall or the NJ State EPA, or research through local newspaper articles http://www.northjersey.com.

If you are interested in more information, please contact me.

Sharon Cole
Coldwell Banker
824 Franklin Avenue
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07456
Cell 973 818 7919
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jun 23, 2008
Sorry Shar, a lot of real estate professionals shy away from these types of topics since it can hurt the business. I do have lots of friends in Ringwood that have never considered that where they live can be affected by the issues brought forth by local residents and the EPA.

The only thing I would say here is to contact the borough clerk at the Ringwood Borough Hall to get more information on the matter. Here's a link: http://www.ringwoodnj.net/borough_hall.htm .

Hope this helps.

Carmelo Torres
A Home For Sale Realty
ctorres@ahfsr.com
9730986-7901
Web Reference: http://ctorres.ahfsr.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 11, 2008
I live and work in the area. Contact me with whatever questions you have
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri May 23, 2008
I don't think its by cupsaw lake I believe it's near the old Iron ore mines, you can pull all info that up on google
Web Reference: http://www.njproperty.info
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