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lead poisoning, paint, new jersey environment

Lead in NJ’s children: Fixing it is a billion-dollar problem

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - New Jersey should spend $1.1 billion over the next 10 years to fix lead hazards that have poisoned thousands of children in the state [go to article]
smokestacks billowing smoke

Trump administration may weaken clean air standards

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Trump administration began the process Tuesday of reviewing federal standards for smog, a move that clean air advocates [go to article]
American Cyanamid Superfund Site, Bridgewater, NJ

Editorial: Feds must fund Cyanamid cleanup

MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - The Environmental Protection Agency has signed off on a final cleanup plan for the most contaminated portions of the American Cyanamid Superfund [go to article]
plastic waste pile

You’re recycling all wrong and it’s costing NJ big bucks from China

DAVID MATTHAU / NJ 101.5 - Recycling is the law in New Jersey but there’s a problem you might not be aware of [go to article]
Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

Citing fumes, judge orders last Meadowlands landfill to be temporarily closed

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The last active landfill in the New Jersey Meadowlands will be shut down for at least two months due to noxious fumes [go to article]

NJ Attorney General calls on Congress to fully fund EPA

TAPINTO.NET - Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Friday that he has joined a coalition of state attorneys general calling on Congress to ensure [go to article]
new jersey environment news, pollution

Ballot question closer to stop raiding of natural-resources damages

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In recent years, the state has tapped polluters by having them pay to help restore natural [go to article]
Incinerator in Newark Ironbound

NJ’s incinerators are spewing toxins in already polluted low-income cities

JEN URSILLO / NJ 101.5 - A new study by The New School in New York City finds that 80% of incinerators in the United States are located in areas known as environmental justice communities [go to article]

Movement to ban plastic bags, straws, foam containers targets North Jersey

SCOTT FALLON and MEGHAN GRANT / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The push to enact a statewide prohibition on thin plastic bags, plastic straws and foam food containers [go to article]
air pollution, smokestack

NJ puts new rule in place to limit air pollution from soot

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday adopted a rule that aims to keep New Jersey in compliance with [go to article]

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