It’s a frustrating scenario that plays out quite frequently in New Jersey: a routine development is challenged by other unknown groundwater contaminants discovered on the site. Whether the property was already undergoing an environmental cleanup or the contaminants are a total surprise, discovery of a groundwater plume can bring a smooth development process to a screeching halt. A routine project can be thrown into the throes of litigation, not to mention unexpected incurred expenses, in an instant.
What makes a groundwater plume so difficult to resolve? What are your rights and responsibilities if a groundwater plume is found on your property? The environmental remediation experts at EWMA put together this brief guide to groundwater plumes.