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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]
New Jersey meadowlands

EPA unveils $332M mercury cleanup for Berry’s Creek near NY Giants practice facility

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - To reduce the human health risk from high levels of mercury, PCBs and chromium in the Meadowlands, the federal government [go to article]
NJ Attorney General Gurbir Grewal

Trump administration isn’t doing enough to protect the air we breathe, N.J. Attorney General...

BLAKE NELSON / NJ.COM - New Jersey filed two lawsuits against the Trump administration Tuesday, alleging that the federal government isn’t doing enough [go to article]
new jersey environment, Jershey Shore

Testing shows these waves are sick, in totally the wrong way

WAYNE PARRY / WASHINGTON POST - Most surfers know it’s best to avoid surfing near pipes that dump storm water into the ocean soon after a storm [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Plastic bags have lobbyists. They’re winning.

SAMANTHA MALDONADO, BRUCE RITCHIE and DEBRA KAHN / POLITICO - The plastic shopping bag has long been hunted by state and local policymakers [go to article]
new jersey environment, EPA superfund

Editorial: Superfund, no longer such a super fund

NEWS & OBSERVER - Oh, the Superfund program created in 1980 was a very good idea. Industries and businesses would be held accountable [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

Number of New Jersey towns banning plastic bags grows in 2019, more poised to...

JON TULEYA / PHILLY VOICE - Could 2019 be the beginning of the end for the plastic shopping bag in the Delaware Valley? They won't go completely extinct in the new year [go to article]
new jersey factory

It causes ‘sunburn for the lungs.’ It’s getting worse in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - There's good and bad news about the quality of New Jersey's air. Fewer areas in the Garden State are suffering from pollution [go to article]
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]
smokestacks billowing smoke

Not just Jersey City and Newark: All of N.J. suffers from dirty air, report...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It doesn't matter where you are in New Jersey: There's a good chance you are breathing dirty air [go to article]

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