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lead poisoning, paint, new jersey environment

EPA faulted for not doing enough to protect kids against lead at home

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Environmental Protection Agency’s office of inspector general yesterday faulted the federal agency for having [go to article]
new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

New Jersey updates law for cleaning up polluted sites

JOHN HERZFELD / BLOOMBERG - A newly enacted New Jersey law updates the state’s system for cleaning up polluted sites—and more changes may be in the works [go to article]

Hypodermic needle, vial of blood found in Delaware River, and South Jersey residents say...

KIMBERLY DAVIS / 3 CBS PHILLY - A boater made a disturbing discovery in the Delaware River Wednesday morning — a hypodermic needle and a vial of blood [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Plastic bag ban arrives in Paramus, N.J.’s shopping stronghold

ERIN VOGT / NJ 101.5 - The unofficial shopping capital of New Jersey has joined the list of communities to ban single-use plastic bags [go to article]
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]

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