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Take a deep breath. Is New Jersey poised to cut back on CO2 pollution?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Warning that it is time to get serious about climate change, lawmakers yesterday approved a bill to clamp down on pollutants [go to article]
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New Jersey’s tough new outdoor smoking ban is just days away

LILO H. STAINTON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It may not be beach season, but New Jerseyans who enjoy a puff of tobacco with their winter walk on the boardwalk [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]
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NJ drinking water contaminants increase, survey says

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Drinking water supplied by New Jersey utilities between 2012 and 2017 contained 107 contaminants — some of which [go to article]
plastic bag in tree

Plastic bag ban arrives in Paramus, N.J.’s shopping stronghold

ERIN VOGT / NJ 101.5 - The unofficial shopping capital of New Jersey has joined the list of communities to ban single-use plastic bags [go to article]

Hypodermic needle, vial of blood found in Delaware River, and South Jersey residents say...

KIMBERLY DAVIS / 3 CBS PHILLY - A boater made a disturbing discovery in the Delaware River Wednesday morning — a hypodermic needle and a vial of blood [go to article]

E-cigarettes: The new hazardous waste

MARI A. SCHAEFER / PHILLY.COM - Single-use plastic straws, bags, and coffee pods have captured the attention of the public and legislatures [go to article]
Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

State agency fined for foul stench at Kearny landfill, but residents want more done

AYA ELAMROUSSI - The state agency that owns and operates the Keegan Landfill in Kearny has agreed to pay a fine and implement changes at the 100-acre facility [go to article]
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Opinion: Environmental justice is key aspect of climate-change policy

NICKY SHEATS / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) has produced evidence that suggests [go to article]
Mcguire-Lakehurst Military Base

PFAS levels at NJ base 24,000 times higher than proposed federal standard – study

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Water sources at New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst contained levels of toxic PFAS chemicals that were up to 24,000 times higher [go to article]

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