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N.J. is still struggling with lung-burning smog, many counties given ‘F’ grade

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - The Garden State’s smog problem rages on. According to the American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report [go to article]
Superfund

Notorious Toms River Superfund site gets 5 more years of water testing

JEAn MIKLE / APP.COM - When will Reich Farm be taken off the Superfund list? The answer, it appears, is not anytime soon [go to article]
American Cyanamid Superfund Site, Bridgewater, NJ

$74 million American Cyanamid cleanup in Bridgewater to remove toxic sludge

BOB MAKIN / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - A new $74 million cleanup proposal makes the American Cyanamid Superfund site in Bridgewater more of a federal priority [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]
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EPA takes aim at heavy trucking emissions in new initiative

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - The Environmental Protection Agency is rolling out the first steps of the Cleaner Trucks Initiative. The plan would tighten [go to video]
Plastic bags at Walmart

Lawmakers plan to ban plastic carryout bags, straws, food containers

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is looking to adopt one of the nation’s most far-reaching bills to address pollution caused from plastic waste [go to article]
Frank Pallone

Pallone aims for complete ban on asbestos, blocking new EPA rule

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday vowed to press ahead with a bill that would fully ban asbestos use, a step aimed [go to article]
Superfund sign

More than 300 toxic Superfund sites threatened by climate change

WEATHER CHANNEL / AP - Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise [go to article]
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Drinking water: 1.5M in NJ served by utilities that failed tests since Flint

RUSS ZIMMER and ANDREW FORD / APP.COM - Newark isn't the only place in New Jersey where the purity and safety of drinking water has been called into question [go to article]
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Newark environmental group claims that lead levels are high in drinking water

AP / EYEWITNESS NEWS ABC 7 NY - An environmental group sued the city of Newark on Tuesday, alleging officials violated federal safe drinking water laws [go to article]

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