Air Monitoring: Dennis Collins Park (Site No. 174)

To protect public health in the neighborhoods surrounding the Dennis Collins Park site during its chromium cleanups, PPG implemented a dust-control program.

Airborne concentrations of hexavalent chromium during the cleanups were less than the limit permitted by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

That’s according to final air-monitoring reports dated 2016 and 2020-2021 on the effectiveness of the dust-suppression plan, which is based on the results from air monitors that operated on the fence line of the site.

Among the exposure-prevention measures were:

  • Water misting work areas to suppress dust;
  • Restricting open-air soil stockpiles;
  • Spraying surfaces with dust-suppression materials;
  • Limiting truck traffic to paved areas on-site;
  • Pressure-washing trucks in protected areas before exiting sites; and
  • Covering open excavations when not being worked.

For more details about dust suppression and air quality at the Dennis Collins Park site during the cleanups, contact the Site Administrator.

Mailing Address:
Site Administrator
Chromium Cleanup Partnership
One Hovchild Plaza
4000 Route 66
4th Floor (MDMC)
Tinton Falls, N.J. 07753