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Pollution

Ringwood Superfund Site, topo map

Most of Ford’s remaining pollution to stay in Ringwood under cheaper cleanup deal with...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Federal environmental officials reached a $21 million settlement late Monday with Ford Motor Co. and Ringwood [go to article]
Mcguire-Lakehurst Military Base

PFAS levels at NJ base 24,000 times higher than proposed federal standard – study

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Water sources at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst contained levels of toxic PFAS chemicals that were up to 24,000 times higher [go to article]
Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark

Newark mayor defends actions in city’s water crisis

DAVID PORTER / NJ HERALD - The mayor of New Jersey's largest city denounced comparisons Thursday between high lead levels affecting as many as 18,000 residences [go to article]
Camden rowhouses

Air pollution: black, Hispanic and poor students most at risk from toxins – study

OLIVER MILMAN / GUARDIAN - Schoolchildren across the US are plagued by air pollution that’s linked to multiple brain-related problems, with black, Hispanic and low-income [go to article]
Smokestacks

Funding for state pollution control dropped 12% in decade to 2018, study says

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Funding and staffing for pollution control by New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection dropped [go to article]
video

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]
nj environment news, cars in traffic

Take a deep breath. Is New Jersey poised to cut back on CO2 pollution?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Warning that it is time to get serious about climate change, lawmakers yesterday approved a bill to clamp down on pollutants [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

In towns with plastic bag fees, it’s ‘matter of changing old habits’

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Change doesn’t come easy. At least that’s what J.C. Byrnes, an employee at a Ventnor thrift shop [go to article]
new jersey environment, shore, wildlife

N.J. awards $10M in Barnegat Bay watershed anti-pollution grants

JUSTIN AUCIELLO / WHYY - New Jersey is providing nonprofit groups, local governments, and state colleges and universities $10 million in grants to help improve water quality [go to article]
pipeline, new jersey environment

NJ’s gas pipes spring 10,000 leaks a year. They get more dangerous with age

JAMES NASH / NORTHJERSEY.COM - In the past 20 years, explosions along New Jersey's labyrinthine network of natural-gas pipelines have killed five people [go to article]

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