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Pollution

Cancer-linked chemicals are plaguing drinking water in N.J. Here’s one plan to make sure...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It’s a problem with a big price tag. Drinking water systems across New Jersey [go to article]
Drinking water

NJ home to 35 sites where two PFAS chemicals top new state limits

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Researchers have identified 35 New Jersey sites where drinking-water tests in recent years reveal contamination with two toxic PFAS [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

Another push for NJ ban on plastic bags and, maybe, paper bags too

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey is inching toward another run at banning single-use plastic bags, and paper bags may get caught up in the prohibition [go to article]
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]
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]
Plastic bags at Walmart

New Jersey may ban all bags at supermarkets — no paper or plastic

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Last summer, New Jersey was on the verge of becoming a national leader in efforts to curb the use of plastic bags and cutback on plastic waste [go to article]
traffic

Northeast states may ‘cap and trade’ transport emissions

ANGIE SCHMITT / STREETSBLOG.ORG - The northeast of the United States is starting to get serious about addressing the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions [go to article]
straws

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]
Delaware River at Falls-Hamilton Twsps

Controversial Elcon facility in Bucks County poses toxic threat to New Jersey

ROB ANTHES / COMMUNITYNEWS.ORG - The next few weeks mark a crucial juncture for a proposed toxic waste treatment plant in Bucks County that environmentalists [go to article]
Tractor trailer

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]

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