Statement regarding the July 19 incident at the Adams Street Plant

At approximately 6:30 a.m. on July 19, employees at the North Hudson Sewage Authority discovered a leaking pipe inside a building on the Authority's premises at 1600 Adams Street. The pipe valve was immediately shut off, and a small amount, approximately one gallon, of parasitic acid (a commercial form of vinegar and hydrogen peroxide) leaked onto the building floor.

The Hoboken Fire Department was immediately summoned to the site, and in turn requested the presence of the Jersey City Hazmat division of its Fire Department. The fire departments established a safety perimeter that included NHSA's building complex, a small portion of the light rail and the PSE&G substation.  No hazardous materials escaped the building either in liquid or vapor form. The fire departments determined that at no time were residents of either Hoboken or Weehawken in any danger from the small contained spill.

Using an abundance of caution and to ensure unfettered access to the site, the fire departments briefly requested an interruption in NJT Light Rail service. The fire departments safely disposed of material on the North Hudson site within the normal treatment process of the plant.  The fire departments have informed us that there was no threat to public health.  The spill was effectively and safely contained, managed and disposed, thanks to the rapid response of the Hoboken and Jersey City fire fighters.

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Richard WolffAs you navigate through our website, I hope that you will find it, and the information that it contains, useful from a variety of perspectives. Since 1988, the year of the Authority's foundation, we have prided ourselves on our commitment to a clear set of values: protection of the environment, integrity in business, and openness and transparency. Here, in the pages of our website, it's our intention that visitors see and understand how the Authority, in its daily activities, lives out these values.

We have made massive strides over the last two decades toward a cleaner Hudson River and an economic renaissance along the Hoboken, Weehawken and West New York waterfronts. The Authority is proud to have played a major role in these accomplishments. Through these webpages, we invite you to learn more about the Authority and its important work on behalf of the environment, and we welcome your views and feedback on our performance.
Dr. Richard Wolff, Executive Director

Latest News

Update on H-1 and H-5 wet weather pump station performance at the May 17 city council meeting

Dr. Richard Wolff, NHSA’s Executive Director, presented an update on the H-1 and H-5 WWPS Performance at the May 17 Hoboken City Council meeting.  The presentation addressed the pumps performances during severe wet weather events from October 2016 to date.  It also discussed the intense storm 10 Year storm on May 5th that caused some unexpected street flooding. Click here to watch Dr. Wolff’s update.

North Hudson Sewerage Authority initiates system to reduce plastic pollution in the Hudson River

The NHSA announced that it will implement a program, entitled Preventing Aquatic Trash (PAT), that is designed to reduce the volume of plastics from entering the Hudson River.  The New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission sponsors the program and provided NHSA with a $48,125.00 grant to undertake the project. Click here for the complete news release.

NHSA receives multiple grants for sewer infrastructure projects

Since the beginning of the year, the North Hudson Sewerage Authority has aggressively sought out grants for sewer infrastructure projects from both public and private sources. Thus far in 2016, NHSA has received a total of $600,000 from four different funding sources. Click here for the complete news release.



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