16 Apr: Sweeney, Madden And Moriarty Applaud Completion Of ‘Kiddie Kollege’ Clean-Up

TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Fred H. Madden and Assemblyman Paul Moriarty today voiced their approval of the completion of the site remediation of an area of land in Franklinville, which once housed the Kiddie Kollege Daycare Center.

Kiddie College was shut down in July of 2006, after the state Department of Environmental Protection’s discovery of mercury in the soil. The site had once housed the Accutherm mercury thermometer factory.

11 Jan: ‘Kiddie Kollege’ Legislation Is Now Law

FRANKLINVILLE – On Thursday January 11, Senators Fred H. Madden and Steve Sweeney, and Assemblymen David Mayer and Paul Moriarty joined with Governor Jon Corzine at Delsea Regional High School in Franklinville, for the signing of S-2261/A-3529, a new law requiring the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) adopt regulations establishing evaluation and assessment procedures for determining the safety of child care centers and schools.

This law was prompted by the discovery of mercury contamination at Kiddie Kollege in Franklinville, Gloucester County, which was shut down in late July after workers in the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) discovered it had been operating on the former site of an Accutherm mercury thermometer factory for over two years.