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Pompton Lakes, EPA, new jersey

Toxic Secrets: Pollution, evasion and fear in North Jersey

JAMES M. O'NEILL and SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - For decades, an underground plume of toxic chemicals — about eight football fields wide [go to article]
lead poisoning, paint, new jersey environment

Lead in NJ’s children: Fixing it is a billion-dollar problem

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - New Jersey should spend $1.1 billion over the next 10 years to fix lead hazards that have poisoned thousands of children in the state [go to article]
Exxon sign, nj environment news

N.J. court upholds Christie’s $225M Exxon settlement

SAMANTHA MARCUS / NJ.COM - A state appellate court has ruled against environmentalists seeking to tear up New Jersey's $225 million settlement with Exxon Mobil [go to article]
Cory Booker, NJ Environment News

N.J. leads the nation in Superfund sites. Now Cory Booker can do something about...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker was named as the top Democrat on the subcommittee that oversees Superfund sites, of which New Jersey has more than any other state [go to article]
Camden rowhouses

Air pollution: black, Hispanic and poor students most at risk from toxins – study

OLIVER MILMAN / GUARDIAN - Schoolchildren across the US are plagued by air pollution that’s linked to multiple brain-related problems, with black, Hispanic and low-income [go to article]
Bound Brook flood, Hurricane Irene, new jersey

Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path

HIROKO TABUCHI, NADJA POPOVICH, BLACKI MIGLIOZZI and ANDREW W. LEHREN – Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites [go to article]
Camden rowhouses

Environmental justice should be at core of Murphy administration

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Murphy administration needs to focus on the disproportionate impacts of pollution and contamination on poor urban communities [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

Plastic bag ban: Will Phil Murphy get involved in NJ?

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - A prospective ban or fee for plastic grocery bags – one that would assess a 5-cent per bag charge on shoppers – could represent [go to article]
Superfund sign

EPA official: Government must plan for climate change

MICHAEL BIESECKER / AP / NJ HERALD — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's [go to article]
Hackensack River, NJ Environment News

Despite urging from feds, NJ has not asked for Hackensack River Superfund status

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, petitioned federal officials to declare the dangerously contaminated Hackensack River [go to article]

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