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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Pollution

Superfund

Quick changes made to law on privatized cleanups at toxic waste sites

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - With unusual swiftness, the Legislature yesterday approved a bill refining the state’s privatized system of cleaning up hazardous waste sites [go to article]
RGGI new jersey

NJ ready to rejoin regional effort to curb pollution, clears another obstacle

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday cleared a path to rejoin a regional initiative on reducing climate-altering pollution from power plants [go to article]
Chocolate cake

PFAS control advocates highlight FDA data showing chemicals in food

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey campaigners for tighter curbs on toxic PFAS chemicals got a boost from new federal data showing the chemicals are present in foods [go to article]
new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

Lawmakers move to fine-tune law for cleanup of contaminated sites

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Legislature is working to fine-tune what some regard as one of the state’s most successful environmental initiatives: the cleaning up [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]
Nitrogen Dioxide pollution along Northeast Corridor 2005

As summer approaches, air pollution is getting worse in NJ

DAVID MATTHAU / NJ 101.5 - Now that the weather is starting to warm up, the state Department of Environmental protection is asking state residents [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Plastic pollution: Will New Jersey towns ban all plastic bags regardless of size?

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When Hoboken's plastic bag ban went into effect in January, customers were still able to carry their groceries home in — yes — plastic bags [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]
Shopping at mall

Paramus, the retail colossus of New Jersey, looks to ban plastic bags

STEPHANIE NODA / NORTHJERSEY.COM - You can shop till you drop, but you won't be getting any plastic bags to tote your merchandise, if a proposal to ban plastic bags [go to article]
prescription drugs

There are drugs in your water and no one knows how much

DINO FLAMMIA / NJ 101.5 - When you grab a glass of water from the kitchen sink, how much medicine — that's not yours — are you ingesting with each sip? [go to article]

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