Delays in cleaning up Hurricane Sandy debris at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge could create environmental problems there, a Rutgers University scientist said. Household chemicals have been found during an ongoing Fish and Wildlife Service-funded cleanup at the refuge. The cleanup was expected to have been finished by now but will not be completed until at least the fall, refuge Manager Virginia Rettig said…Household chemicals are a troubling thing for a natural environment such as a salt marsh at the refuge, said Michael Kennish, a research professor for the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers University. "It’s very difficult to get chemicals out of the sediments and to get the habitat cleaned out," he said.
/ / / Delays in cleaning Forsythe could lead to environmental problems, scientist warns