NEW YORK — EPA announced the proposal of a new plan to remove mercury contamination from areas of Pompton Lake, including areas where the Acid Brook flows into the lake called the Acid Brook Delta, located in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, according to a press release.

Areas of sediment on the bottom of Pompton Lake have become contaminated with mercury and lead flowing down the Acid Brook, stated the release.

The release reported that under the proposed plan, in the form of a modification of its existing federal permit, E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Company Inc. (DuPont) will be required to dredge lake-bottom sediment from a 36-acre area of the Acid Brook Delta as well as remove sediment from two other areas of Pompton Lake near the shoreline, which have elevated levels of mercury and are subject to erosion.

The permit will also require DuPont to remove contaminated soil from a shoreline area where the Acid Brook flows into the lake, replacing it with clean soil, and all of the sediment and soil will be sent to a licensed disposal facility, added the release.

EPA encourages the public to review the new plan and provide input, and will take any public comments until Dec. 18, as well as hold a public information session and a formal public hearing, noted the release.

You can find the release here.