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Sunday, October 20, 2019


Cory Booker, NJ Environment News

N.J. leads the nation in Superfund sites. Now Cory Booker can do something about...

JONATHAN D. SALANT / NJ.COM - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker was named as the top Democrat on the subcommittee that oversees Superfund sites, of which New Jersey has more than any other state [go to article]
Camden rowhouses

Air pollution: black, Hispanic and poor students most at risk from toxins – study

OLIVER MILMAN / GUARDIAN - Schoolchildren across the US are plagued by air pollution that’s linked to multiple brain-related problems, with black, Hispanic and low-income [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]
Camden rowhouses

Environmental justice should be at core of Murphy administration

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Murphy administration needs to focus on the disproportionate impacts of pollution and contamination on poor urban communities [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

Plastic bag ban: Will Phil Murphy get involved in NJ?

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - A prospective ban or fee for plastic grocery bags – one that would assess a 5-cent per bag charge on shoppers – could represent [go to article]
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]
Hackensack River, NJ Environment News

Despite urging from feds, NJ has not asked for Hackensack River Superfund status

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - When Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, petitioned federal officials to declare the dangerously contaminated Hackensack River [go to article]
Bound Brook flood, Hurricane Irene, new jersey

Watchdog to investigate flood risks to Superfund sites

MICHAEL BIESECKER and JASON DEAREN / AP / NJ HERALD - A federal government watchdog agency will investigate the threats from flooding [go to article]
Superfund sign

More than 300 toxic Superfund sites threatened by climate change

WEATHER CHANNEL / AP - Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise [go to article]
air pollution, smokestack

NJ puts new rule in place to limit air pollution from soot

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state yesterday adopted a rule that aims to keep New Jersey in compliance with [go to article]

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