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new jersey environment, EPA superfund

Editorial: Superfund, no longer such a super fund

NEWS & OBSERVER - Oh, the Superfund program created in 1980 was a very good idea. Industries and businesses would be held accountable [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]
new jersey environment, pollution, epa, superfund

New Jersey updates law for cleaning up polluted sites

JOHN HERZFELD / BLOOMBERG - A newly enacted New Jersey law updates the state’s system for cleaning up polluted sites—and more changes may be in the works [go to article]
Ringwood Superfund Site, topo map

EPA unveils $3.4M plan to treat toxic groundwater near Wanaque Reservoir in Ringwood

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a $3.4 million plan on Thursday to reduce toxic chemicals [go to article]
Shopping at mall

Paramus, the retail colossus of New Jersey, looks to ban plastic bags

STEPHANIE NODA / NORTHJERSEY.COM - You can shop till you drop, but you won't be getting any plastic bags to tote your merchandise, if a proposal to ban plastic bags [go to article]

Other states are polluting our air. Now N.J. is suing to get much-needed relief.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It’s a major threat to air quality in New Jersey, but it blows in from other states [go to article]
Volkwagen settlement new jersey

DEP wants public input on spending NJ’s share of VW settlement

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is looking for public input on how to spend $72.2 million to clean [go to article]
Frank Pallone

Pallone aims for complete ban on asbestos, blocking new EPA rule

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone yesterday vowed to press ahead with a bill that would fully ban asbestos use, a step aimed [go to article]
Pompton Lakes, EPA, new jersey

Pompton Lakes residents rally to oppose controversial cleanup plan

JAMES M O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Holding signs that said “DuPont clean up your mess” and “Don’t pinch pennies on our health,” a group [go to article]
Plastic bags at Walmart

A bag ban in New Jersey could spell bad news for the plastics industry

WNYC - New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signaled his approval of a proposed statewide ban on plastic shopping bags, which has businesses gearing up for a fight [listen to audio]

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