As we look towards clean-up, remediation, and removal options, the state’s case in Superior Court also gains momentum in the same direction. Today Judge Maritza Berdote Byrne appointed a Receiver to take control of Mr. Wallace’s assets and to hire people to coordinate the remediation of the property. Fines and Continue Reading
The NJ Department of Environmental Protection launched a new website recently. It is loaded with information about Dirty Dirt being advertised as “clean fill” and measures communities can take to protect themselves from potentially contaminated fill material. Glad the NJDEP is on board (finally) and recognizes that this is in Continue Reading
Judge Berdote Byrne denied appeals made by Wallace and ordered him to comply with her previous decision on June 3, 2019. She cautioned that if he did not comply with the order, further actions could be taken by the court.
The second reading was held on 6/17/19, with 100% approval for advancement to a vote in the full Senate. On 6/20/19 the Senate voted and passed the bill with a few amendments.
As of last week the attorney for the defendant did not file any opposition to the Order to Show Cause, so there were no oral arguments heard in Morristown on May 30, 2019. The judge used all available information and GRANTED the NJDEP’s request for preliminary injunction to clean-up. You Continue Reading
Court was held in Gillette today. Zoning Officer Alison Larocca was cross examined by Wallace’s attorney Morrison. Vernon Police officers also testified. Court was dismissed by judge. New date will be posted for Wallace to testify.
5/30 court oral arguments have been cancelled due to Wallace’s attorney, Patti, not filing paperwork in a timely fashion. Judge Byrne will make her decision based on what she currently has. No date given for decision release.