NJ’s incinerators are spewing toxins in already polluted low-income cities

Incinerator in Newark Ironbound

JEN URSILLO / NJ 101.5 – A new study by The New School in New York City finds that 80% of incinerators in the United States are located in areas known as environmental justice communities — low-income communities and communities of color — spewing chemicals in areas already struggling with pollution.

In New Jersey, it’s no different, with incinerators located in Rahway, Newark, Camden and Westville. There’s one in Belvidere in Warren County closing down soon.

Jeff Tittel, director of the New Jersey Sierra Club, said the problem is incinerators are being put in low-income, minority communities that are already overburdened with pollution …

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