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Pompton Lake, NJ, cleanup area

Cleanup nears end for Pompton Lake, a regional backup water supply contaminated by DuPont

JAMES O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Dump trucks loaded with sand have started to roll into Pompton Lakes for the final phase of a controversial cleanup [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]
Plastic bag in tree

Shore towns ban plastic bags, say they dirty beaches, hurt wildlife

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Bob Schoelkopf took a hose and sprayed down a gray seal pup that remained quiet as two other seals bellowed [go to article]
Passaic River, Newark, New Jersey

Plastic pollution plagues Raritan, Passaic rivers

TODD BATES / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Generations of Rutgers students and alumni have sung lovingly about the “Banks of the Old Raritan,” but the 90-mile-long waterway [go to article]
Pompton Lakes, EPA, new jersey

Toxic secrets: N.J. community faces high rates of cancer, rare illnesses

JAMES M. O'NEILL and SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - By the time Rick Orefice reached the surgeon’s table in August 2014, his spleen had grown [go to article]
Bound Brook flood, Hurricane Irene, new jersey

Floods are getting worse, and 2,500 chemical sites lie in the water’s path

HIROKO TABUCHI, NADJA POPOVICH, BLACKI MIGLIOZZI and ANDREW W. LEHREN – Anchored in flood-prone areas in every American state are more than 2,500 sites [go to article]

Lambertville passes comprehensive single-use plastic ban, set to start in 2020

BOB MAKIN / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - In the wake of Gov. Phil Murphy’s recent veto of legislation to place a 5-cent fee on the purchase of plastic grocery bags [go to article]
Shell oil gas station

These 3 oil companies agree to pay $196 M for pollution in N.J.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Three large oil companies have agreed to pay New Jersey nearly $200 million in settlements over a pollution lawsuit [go to story]
Superfund sign

EPA official: Government must plan for climate change

MICHAEL BIESECKER / AP / NJ HERALD — A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency program responsible for cleaning up the nation's [go to article]
beach and seawater

Raw sewage exposure forces closure of Jersey Shore beach

AP / U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT - Officials say sewage overflow contaminated a New Jersey beach's water with unsafe levels of bacteria, forcing its closure [go to article]

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