New Jersey files lawsuits against alleged polluters in Trenton, Kearny and Newark


RODRIGO TORREJON / NORTHJERSEY.COM – New Jersey fired another volley of lawsuits Friday targeting companies and people that allegedly polluted lower income and minority communities in the state.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal and the state Department of Environmental Protection filed six more lawsuits against companies and individuals that allegedly polluted sites in cities such as Trenton, Kearny and Newark, Grewal and DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe announced in a joint news conference in Newark on Friday.

The allegations of pollution found in the lawsuits range from a defunct dry cleaning business in Trenton that polluted the ground it stood on with perchloroethylene, a likely carcinogen, to a company that illegally dumped solid waste in Camden …

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