- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) - The operator of a northern New Jersey reservoir wants to test the drinking water to make sure a hazardous chemical discovered in a nearby Superfund site isn’t getting into the water supply.

The Record newspaper reports (https://bit.ly/1SbLX6W ) there’s no indication that the chemical is in the water. But the North Jersey District Water Supply Commission is seeking permission to test for 1,4-dioxane sooner than its next round of testing in 2018.

The move comes after the newspaper obtained documents that show groundwater under the Ringwood Superfund site where Ford Motor Co. once dumped toxic paint contained nearly 100 times the standard for the chemical.

A Ford spokesman has said the company is working with regulators to assess the groundwater.

The EPA is scheduled to meet with the community on Tuesday.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), https://www.northjersey.com

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