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Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

State agency fined for foul stench at Kearny landfill, but residents want more done

AYA ELAMROUSSI - The state agency that owns and operates the Keegan Landfill in Kearny has agreed to pay a fine and implement changes at the 100-acre facility [go to article]
water splash

NJ implements nation’s toughest PFAS standard

KYLE BAGENSTOSE / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - New Jersey implemented the nation’s strictest groundwater limits for a pair of emerging toxic chemicals [go to article]
Passaic River, Newark, NJ, Riverfront Park

The swap-a-fish program that traded tilapia for seafood contaminated by Agent Orange

REINA GATTUSO / ATLAS OBSCURA - As it glints in the afternoon sunlight, Newark, New Jersey’s Passaic River looks peaceful. But a plaque along the boardwalk has a warning [go to article]
Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

DEP confirms ‘strong rotten egg odors’ at Kearny landfill, but can’t say where it’s...

AYA ELAMROUSSI / JERSEY JOURNAL - State and local inspectors detected strong rotten egg odors during a visit to the Keegan Landfill this year, but the state agency [go to article]

NJ attorney general ramps up efforts to hold polluters accountable

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - The state’s dropping the hammer on ExxonMobil, at least that’s how Attorney General Gurbir Grewal characterized the six-count suit [go to article]

Why has the DEP failed to rank NJ’s polluted sites?

NJTV NEWS - A decade ago the State Department of Environmental Protection agreed to rank its most contaminated sites to make sure the most toxic of them remained a state [go to article]
Exxon, Paulsboro

N.J. is ‘bringing the hammer down’ on Exxon again, accusing oil giant of dumping...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey isn’t done with Exxon just yet. Nearly three and a half years after settling with ExxonMobil for the largest [go to article]
Mcguire-Lakehurst Military Base

Water near Joint Base and Earle polluted by possible carcinogen: report

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - Military bases, including the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst and Naval Weapons Station Earle, used a firefighting foam rife [go to article]
new jersey environment news, pollution

NJ factories, refineries released 6 million pounds of toxic chemicals into air and water

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey factories and refineries released almost 6 million pounds of toxic chemicals into the air and water in 2017, according to [go to article]
water faucet

A hidden scandal: America’s school students exposed to water tainted by toxic lead

JESSICA GLENZAAND and OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - When Shakima Thomas came home from her job as a Newark, New Jersey social worker in October 2018 [go to article]

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