In this Friday, March 22, 2013, photo,i, wind blows through a tarp hanging from a fence surrounding a superfund site in Garfield, N.J. In 1983, an accident at an electroplating company

 

              In this  Friday, March 22, 2013, photo,i, wind blows through a tarp hanging from a fence surrounding a superfund site in Garfield, N.J. In 1983, an accident at an electroplating company
In this Friday, March 22, 2013, photo,i, wind blows through a tarp hanging from a fence surrounding a superfund site in Garfield, N.J. In 1983, an accident at an electroplating company spilled 5,560 pounds of toxic hexavalent chromium. The company recovered about 30 percent of it, but stopped two years later when the state DEP determined there was no threat to public health. Now a group of scientists from New York University are undertaking an effort to conduct individual medical evaluations of people who live near the site. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)