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Thursday, June 21, 2018


beach and seawater

Raw sewage exposure forces closure of Jersey Shore beach

AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Officials say sewage overflow contaminated a New Jersey beach's water with unsafe levels of bacteria, forcing its closure [go to article]
water splash

NJ panel urges tighter chemical rule as EPA mulls national standard

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Scientists are recommending that New Jersey adopt the nation’s strictest limit on a toxic chemical that was once used for nonstick cookware [go to article]
Passaic River, Newark, New Jersey

Plastic pollution plagues Raritan, Passaic rivers

TODD BATES / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Generations of Rutgers students and alumni have sung lovingly about the “Banks of the Old Raritan,” but the 90-mile-long waterway [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Shore towns ban plastic bags, say they dirty beaches, hurt wildlife

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Bob Schoelkopf took a hose and sprayed down a gray seal pup that remained quiet as two other seals bellowed [go to article]
American Cyanamid Superfund Site, Bridgewater, NJ

$74 million American Cyanamid cleanup in Bridgewater to remove toxic sludge

BOB MAKIN / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - A new $74 million cleanup proposal makes the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Bridgewater more of a federal priority [go to article]
plastic bag floats in ocean

Levinson encourages towns to act on plastics pollution

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson is asking municipalities to take action to reduce pollution from plastic bags [go to article]
Exxon sign, nj environment news

Phil Murphy administration plans to take $125M from Exxon settlement to balance budget

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - In a move environmentalists likened to a betrayal, Gov. Phil Murphy plans to divert more than half of a controversial $225 million settlement [go to article]
water, NJ environment news

Pallone accuses White House of trying to suppress report on PFCs in drinking water

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Lawmakers and environmentalists are urging the federal government to release a report recommending tight new limits on a class of chemicals [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

We made plastic. We depend on it. Now we’re drowning in it.

LAURA PARKER / NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC - If plastic had been invented when the Pilgrims sailed from Plymouth, England, to North America—and the Mayflower had been stocked [go to article]
plastic bag floats in ocean

Belmar gives businesses one year to ditch plastic bags for more eco-friendly options

CATHY GOETZ / TAPINTO.NET - Looking to keep plastic bags off its beaches and out of its waterways, Belmar is starting with the business community to help make that happen [go to article]

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