Opinion: Booker and his new Senate caucus vow to fight environmental injustices in N.J., elsewhere

Cory Booker, nj environment news

CORY BOOKER, TAMMY DUCKWORTH and TOM CARPER / NJ.COM – As a series of trucks headed toward Warren County, North Carolina, a crowd of residents gathered together to lay down in the middle of the road.

It was September 1982, and as they got down onto the ground, a movement rose up.

The residents were protesting North Carolina’s decision to dump 6,000 truckloads of toxic soil into their poor, predominantly African-American community. They cried foul after officials brushed aside concerns that the toxic chemicals could bleed into their drinking water and poison their families …

Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) recently formed the Environmental Justice Caucus in the U.S. Senate.

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  1. WE ALSO NEED OUR FEDERAL SENATOR HERE IN HIS HOME STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO HELP HIS NEIGHBORS, KEARNY, EAST NEWARK AND HARRISON TO GET THE KEEGEN LANDFILL CLOSED, CLEANDED UP AND CAPPED NOW. RESIDENTS IN THIS WORKING CLASS TOWN ARE SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF HYDRODRIN SULFIDE ON A DAILY BASIS. THERE ARE DAYS THE READINGS ARE 7 TIMES THE ACCEPTALBE LEVELS OF 30 PPB

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