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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

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Keegan landfil, Kearny NJ

Citing fumes, judge orders last Meadowlands landfill to be temporarily closed

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The last active landfill in the New Jersey Meadowlands will be shut down for at least two months due to noxious fumes [go to article]
Incinerator in Chester, Pennsylvania

Incinerators in Camden, Chester among nation’s most polluting, report finds

CATALINA JARAMILLO / WHYY - Until very recently, Philadelphia burned its recyclable plastic at an incinerator in Chester, one of Pennsylvania’s poorest communities [go to article]
Drinking water

A $300 test could save your family from toxic water, but realtors say it’ll...

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey is on the verge of adopting a strict set of new rules to deal with a family of cancer-linked chemicals [go to article]
Pulaski Skyway

Chemical plant that sent chlorine gas billowing across North Jersey has history of fires

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The chemical plant where a fire spewed enough chlorine into the air to shut nearby highways and force residents [go to article]

E.P.A. could get thousands of deaths off the books by changing its math

LISA FRIEDMAN / NY TIMES - The Environmental Protection Agency plans to adopt a new method for projecting the future health risks of air pollution [go to article]
firefighting foam

N.J. accuses chemical giants of selling toxic firefighting foam despite knowing health risks

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Sometimes fighting a fire takes more than water. Firefighters across New Jersey — particularly those [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]
plastic bag in tree

Asbury Park could be latest NJ town to ban plastic bags; how will it...

AUSTIN BOGUES / APP.COM - “Paper or plastic?” That question soon might be a thing of the past if environmental advocates get their way [go to article]
Fishing boats, Cape May, NJ

Going fishing? Watch out for chemical weapons

JUSTIN ROHRLICH / QUARTZ - The US Army will destroy stockpiles of mustard gas and nerve agents this summer as part of its commitment to a 1997 treaty [go to article]
Dupont 3M

3M, DuPont refuse to pay for New Jersey chemical cleanup

SYLVIA CARIGNAN / BLOOMBERG ENVIRONMENT - Chemours Co., 3M Co. and DuPont are taking a stand against what one company [go to article]

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