Clean Ocean Action

Agencies Revise Ocean Dumpsite Cleanup Plan

The US Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided a 10-year update on the Site Management and Monitoring Plan for the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS), or old Mud Dump Site, and put forth a revised plan for managing the site in the future.  According to the agencies, almost 31.5 million cubic yards of glacial till, sand, and mud from NY/NJ Harbor has been dumped at HARS as part of the cleanup effort.  The agencies seek feedback from interested parties on the plan.  COA requested a meeting for an update on research and studies done and the status of the site before the revised plan is adopted.  Click here to read COA's comments.

Project Comments

Clean Ocean Action submitted comments on the following projects with sediments proposed for HARS placement:

For questions regarding any of these projects, please contact Jennifer Samson at (732) 872-0111 or e-mail at

We also have a webpage for dredging projects that do not included disposal at the Historic Area Remediation Site (HARS), please visit the Contaminated Sediments page to read these comments.


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