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DEP Ignores Wild & Scenic Designation and Severe Flooding Risks
Back on June 29, after a meeting of the Delaware River Wild and Scenic Management Committee, I reported that:
On the NJ side of the river, the “Hot Dog Man” and Bull’s Island got the most discussion.
Until that meeting, I was unaware of the apparently locally infamous “Hot Dog Man”, who operates a rather large tubing and food business along the Delaware River in Frenchtown.
Residents complained of destruction of the shoreline vegetation, pollution, litter, and other nuisances.
I was outraged by what looked like total disregard for a stretch of a nationally designated Wild and Scenic River River.
Told by residents that the operation did not have DEP or federal permits, I was amazed at what appeared to be blatant violations of several state and federal environmental laws.
I spoke with residents after the meeting and promised to visit the site and followup, particularly on the DEP and federal permit issues. But was too busy with other stuff at the time.
Well, it looks like someone was paying attention (and while ...
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