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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Pollution

plastic waste pile

You’re recycling all wrong and it’s costing NJ big bucks from China

DAVID MATTHAU / NJ 101.5 - Recycling is the law in New Jersey but there’s a problem you might not be aware of [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

New Jersey is pushing one of the strictest plastics bans in the nation. But...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Try to think of something in your life that doesn't involve plastics. Chances are, you won't be able to. Plastic is everywhere [go to article]
plastic waste on beach

Microplastics are found in air, water, beer, everywhere: What are they doing to us?

BILL ERVOLINO / NORTHJERSEY.COM - How much microplastic have you consumed in the last year? In the last 10 years? And what effect are these microscopic plastic particles [go to article]
Mcguire-Lakehurst Military Base

PFAS levels at NJ base 24,000 times higher than proposed federal standard – study

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Water sources at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst contained levels of toxic PFAS chemicals that were up to 24,000 times higher [go to article]
American Cyanamid Superfund Site, Bridgewater, NJ

Editorial: Feds must fund Cyanamid cleanup

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - The Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a final cleanup plan for the most contaminated portions of the American Cyanamid Superfund [go to article]
Berry's Creek

This mercury-soaked N.J. creek is beyond toxic. Now there’s a plan to clean it...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - There is finally a plan to clean up the mercury soaked creek that flows behind Metlife Stadium [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Ban bags and straws? N.J. proposal would be the strictest in the nation

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - The governor wanted more, and that's exactly what lawmakers are trying to deliver [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

Does NJ need stormwater utilities to stem polluted runoff and flooding?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Until the state and towns begin addressing pollution caused by stormwater runoff, New Jersey will be hard-pressed [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

Lawmakers plan to ban plastic carryout bags, straws, food containers

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is looking to adopt one of the nation’s most far-reaching bills to address pollution caused from plastic waste [go to article]
straws

Lambertville passes comprehensive single-use plastic ban, set to start in 2020

BOB MAKIN / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - In the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent veto of legislation to place a 5-cent fee on the purchase of plastic grocery bags [go to article]

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