Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez were joined by Congressmember Bill Pascrell, Jr., in announcing that the electroplating factory that triggered the contamination will be torn down.
The problem started in 1983 with a chromium spill.
Four years ago, high levels of the cancer-causing chemical were found seeping into basements from contaminated groundwater.
More than 600 homes were tested, and the cleanup has been under way since then.
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