Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency Michael Regan will tour the Raritan Bay Slag Superfund site with Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-Long Branch) at 10:45 a.m. tomorrow, making him the fourth Cabinet-level official to visit Pallone’s district this summer.
Located in Old Bridge and Sayreville, the Superfund site was first targeted for cleanup in 2007, with work beginning in 2014. Tomorrow’s promised “significant announcement” may herald news on the completion or continuation of restoration work.
Two weeks ago, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Beccera visited Pallone, the chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, in New Brunswick for a rally to lower prescription drug prices; Pallone has also hosted Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo and Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm this summer.
Regan is the seventh Cabinet-level secretary overall to visit New Jersey since June, following Becerra, Raimondo, Granholm, Secretary of Education Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.