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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]
Barnegat Bay, Bayville, New Jersey

Christie announces $20M for future health of Barnegat Bay

KEVIN SHEA / NJ.COM - Gov. Chris Christie announced $20 million in grants Wednesday to county and local governments, and environmental [go to article]
Pompton Lake, NJ, cleanup area

NJ denies controversial groundwater cleanup plan in Pompton Lakes

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - State officials have denied a controversial plan to clean contaminated groundwater that sits under a Pompton Lakes [go to article]
DuPont Chambers Works near Carneys Point, NJ

Carneys Point, seeking DuPont cleanup, no longer a meek company town

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In the South Jersey town of Carneys Point, Dr. Mohamed Salem recalled a patient who came to him about a year ago with unexplained symptoms [go to article]
Tractor trailer

EPA tried to ease rule on truck pollution but backs off … for now

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Reversing course, the federal Environmental Protection Agency has decided against blocking enforcement of a new rule aimed [go to article]
Fracking

Senate passes ban on fracking waste in New Jersey

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The state Senate voted Monday 30-5 to pass a bill banning fracking waste [go to article]
George Washington Bridge, Hudson River

Hudson river shows signs of rebound after decades as New York’s sewer

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - New York’s Hudson river, once known as America’s Rhine in a nod to the famous European waterway, played a pivotal role [go to article]

Feds said fumes from NJ Superfund site weren’t harmful. A new report says otherwise.

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When Edgewater residents complained last year about noxious fumes coming from cleanup work at the Quanta Superfund site [go to article]
Plastic bag in tree

2020 is the year of plastic bag bans. Here’s how North Jersey towns kicked...

ALEXIS SHANES / NORTHJERSEY.COM - As the village’s single-use plastic bag ban took effect, a local Stop & Shop store rang in the New Year by giving customers [go to article]
Pruitt, EPA

Scott Pruitt plans to radically alter how clean air standards are set

NICHOLAS KUSNETZ / INSIDECLIMATE NEWS - EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he wants to radically revise how basic, health-based national air quality [go to article]

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