NJ seeks compensation for natural-resource damages with two more lawsuits

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JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – New Jersey filed two more Natural Resource Damage lawsuits against alleged industrial polluters, continuing an aggressive strategy by the Murphy administration to get compensation for contamination of the natural environment.

The attorney general’s office and the Department of Environmental Protection on Wednesday jointly announced suits against Sherwin-Williams Co., a paint manufacturer, and Handy & Harman Electronic Materials Corp., an etching and surfacing company, claiming both polluted the environment near their plants in Camden and Bergen counties, respectively.

The suit against Sherwin-Williams says the company discharged waste products from its manufacture of paints, lacquers and varnishes into soil and waterways near its sites at Gibbsboro, Voorhees Township and Lindenwold in Camden County …

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