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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]
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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]
Algae, cyanobacteria

Lake Hopatcong closure seen as wake-up call for state’s watersheds

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For some conservationists, the closure of the state’s largest and most important [go to article]
Aquifers

Contamination from Philadelphia refinery that exploded could pollute New Jersey groundwater. Here’s how.

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery operations, part of which exploded and burned June 21 in South Philadelphia [go to article]
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‘That lake is screwed’: What to know about the bacteria threatening Lake Hopatcong

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey’s largest lake is all but closed, ravaged by an invasion of harmful bacteria [go to article]
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Hunterdon County lake plagued with harmful algae blooms

NEWS 12 NJ - A lake in Hunterdon County is under a warning from the Department of Environmental Protection due to an algae bloom [go to article]
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Jersey City single-use plastic bag ban goes into effect

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - The next time you go shopping in Jersey City, you may want to have an extra bag on hand to carry your items [go to article]
Newark, NJ environment news

In the Northeast, communities of color breathe 66% more air pollution from vehicles

UNION OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS - Our cars, trucks and buses cause unhealthy air pollution—but this risk isn’t shared equally. Communities of color [go to article]
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NJ failing to put out required pollution reports

MIKE CATALINI / AP / GREENWICH TIME - New Jersey's environmental regulators have failed for nearly a decade to meet a legal requirement they provide a detailed [go to article]

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