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plastic waste pile

Amid crisis, lawmakers take fresh look at N.J.’s recycling system

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state Legislature on Thursday looked to examine ways to fix the state’s recycling system, now in such a crisis [go to article]
Passaic River, Newark, New Jersey

Among 105 polluters, only one has agreed to pay for $1.4 billion Passaic River...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - More than three years after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $1.4 billion cleanup of the Passaic River [go to article]

A stinking dump killed fish and chased neighbors away. Now N.J. is taking action.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Gary Wiedemann built his house on Candace Lane, a secluded cul-de-sac just 10 minutes down the road from Six Flags Great Adventure [go to article]
Newark, NJ environment news

What is black carbon? And will New Jersey be able to reduce its impact...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Dark clouds of soot that spew from diesel-fueled trucks and coal-fired power plants had for years been a major reason [go to article]
DuPont Chambers Works near Carneys Point, NJ

Carneys Point, seeking DuPont cleanup, no longer a meek company town

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In the South Jersey town of Carneys Point, Dr. Mohamed Salem recalled a patient who came to him about a year ago with unexplained symptoms [go to article]
New Jersey meadowlands

‘Legacy’ mercury pollution still a problem in New Jersey meadowlands waters

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY / PHYS.ORG - "Legacy" mercury pollution from decades ago and miles away is an important source of contamination in New Jersey Meadowlands [go to article]
Passaic River, Newark, New Jersey

‘The Passaic River is N.J.’s biggest crime scene’: Booker blasts EPA over pollution progress

MICHAEL SOL WARREN . NJ.COM - On the Passaic River, the path to decontamination is slow going [go to article]
Chemours logo

NJ says company tasked with cleaning Pompton Lakes pollution was set up to fail...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The chemical giant DuPont deliberately saddled its "fraudulent" spinoff company Chemours with billions of dollars in debt and environmental liabilities [go to article]
Drinking water

Advocates optimistic about bid to monitor PFAS chemicals in water systems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the past few years, New Jersey has taken a lead nationally in addressing the risks associated with a range of manmade chemicals [go to article]
storm drain

Lake Hopatcong’s toxic algae bloom renews fight over stormwater law derided as ‘rain tax’

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The severity of toxic algae blooms like the one affecting popular Lake Hopatcong could be minimized if more New Jersey [go to article]

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