Thank you for visiting the Concerned Citizens for the Redevelopment of the Repauno Site (CCRRS)! The information that is posted on the website is information that we have been directly told by involved parties or have researched. The Delaware River Partners LCC (DRP) was created in March 2015 by Fortress Investment Group LLC specifically to be the developers on the Repauno Redevelopment Project. At this time, the final proposal by DRP has not been submitted to the planning Board. Once the final proposal is submitted, it is possible that their proposal will be slightly different than what is presented here. To the best of our knowledge, the information that we are presenting is the most up to date information that we have.
We have been told that the DRP will be building a port, which will take a few years. They plan to bring in cars from ships and park them in a giant paved area near the port. These cars will be loaded onto car carrier trucks and driven off site via Repauno Rd. There is a proposal from the state to build an access road that will go from the site to Rt 44; however, it will be built through wetlands. There is no guarantee this road will ever be built. If it is built, we don't expect the road to be complete until 2018 at the earliest. It is possible that another route to the access road is being considered by the township and the state, but this hasn't yet been verified.
CHEMICAL STORAGE TANKS AND UNDERGROUND CAVERN
In addition to the cars, they are putting in giant storage tanks for liquid storage (butane, diesel, oil etc.) There will also be a "liquid natural gas facility." They are also using an underground cavern that was there from the DuPont era. They have already pressure tested the cavern and are sure that it will adequately hold 8 million gallons of "liquid bulk storage." There is no informaiton as to what this "liquid bulk material" will be. They plan to send all the liquid products out through the rail system that runs through Gibbstown.
Finally, they plan to build two giant warehouses in the first stage of the proposal. The first warehouse that is being proposed to be built is a refrigerated warehouse located 200 feet from residential homes. It will be located in an open field. The next warehouse will be partly in the field and partly in a forest area. The two initial warehouses will sandwich a daycare center. I was told by a member of the Delaware River Partners, LLC (the developers for the site) that they "couldn't do anything about the daycare center, so we decided to build around it." The DRP could not provide any consistent information about noise, shifts for workers, number of trucks leaving or driving to the facilities, or the number of workers ofr both warehouses.
FOREST AND WETLANDS
Some of the land they are proposing to build on is dense forest and near wetland areas. There are bald eagles in this area. According to the information sent via certified mail to residents located within 200 ft of the property, they also have future plans to build additional warehouses closer to Floodgate Road. Fortress Investment Group purchased the Repauno Property for $24 million.
SPREAD THE WORD
We are really in need of volunteers to help get the word out to the community. DRP must send out letters by certified mail to residents within 200 feet of the site notifying them of the building proposal and a hearing date and time. It is at this hearing that we want as many residents as possible to come forward with as many questions or concerns that they have. Nothing will change with this proposal unless we voice out concerns.
We have included a link to a PDF from Fortress Investment Group. If you read page 11, it will give you an idea of their plan.