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Dr. King said segregation harms us all. Environmental research shows he was right.

KENDRA PIERRE-LOUIS / NY TIMES - A half-century ago, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed in Memphis on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. To get to the site [go to article]
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Opinion: Environmental justice is key aspect of climate-change policy

NICKY SHEATS / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has produced evidence that suggests [go to article]
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NJ seeks compensation for natural-resource damages with two more lawsuits

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey filed two more Natural Resource Damage lawsuits against alleged industrial polluters, continuing [go to article]
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This chemical has been polluting N.J. for decades. Now, 5 companies have to pay...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Five chemical companies polluted New Jersey’s water for years with a long-lasting, cancer-causing family of chemicals [go to article]
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Chemours quantifies toxic PFAS substitute sent to South Jersey plant

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The chemical company Chemours shipped thousands of pounds of a toxic PFAS substitute to its Chambers Works site in South Jersey [go to article]
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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]
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New Jersey’s air so bad that breathing it could be dangerous to your health

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey’s air continues to be among the most polluted in the nation, with a large swath of the state receiving failing grades [go to article]
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Going fishing? Watch out for chemical weapons

JUSTIN ROHRLICH / QUARTZ - The US Army will destroy stockpiles of mustard gas and nerve agents this summer as part of its commitment to a 1997 treaty [go to article]
Drinking water

A $300 test could save your family from toxic water, but realtors say it’ll...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey is on the verge of adopting a strict set of new rules to deal with a family of cancer-linked chemicals [go to article]
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Lambertville passes comprehensive single-use plastic ban, set to start in 2020

BOB MAKIN / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - In the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent veto of legislation to place a 5-cent fee on the purchase of plastic grocery bags [go to article]

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