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Posted on: February 16, 2023


MARCH UPDATE: Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L), Elizabethtown Gas and their contractor, Enviro-Air Technologies, are performing environmental remediation work at the Newton former Manufactured Gas Plant (MGP) site located near Diller Avenue and Brooks Plaza Road. This work, which is expected to be completed in third quarter 2023, is being performed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and in cooperation with and under the oversight of a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP). Langan is the environmental consultant overseeing remediation activities on behalf of JCP&L and Elizabethtown Gas.

If you have any questions about the project call the Community Information Line at 1-800-598-9724.

Anticipated work to be performed: Week of March 27, 2023

  • Continue mobilizing equipment and personnel.
  • Begin excavation of wetlands and move to stockpile area.


Work Completed: Week of March 20, 2023

  • Mobilized water treatment system components.
  • Installed soil erosion and sediment controls.  
  • Loaded out trees and brush cleared in designated areas.
  • Continued mobilizing equipment and personnel.

FEBRUARY UPDATE: On or about February 24, 2023, contractors for JCP&L and Elizabethtown Gas expect to begin mobilizing personnel and equipment to property located near Diller Avenue and Brooks Plaza Road to conduct soil remediation activities. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2024.

Please see attached documents for further information.

Notification Letter

MGP Fact Sheet

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