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Hoboken food, Sandy, new jersey

Does rain tax have a chance of taming state’s stormwater runoff?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s been a system that has been used by most states to deal with an issue that has vexed policymakers in New Jersey for years [go to article]
beach and seawater

Why fecal bacteria sometimes takes over Jersey Shore beaches

RUSS ZIMMER / NBC 10 - The cloud of fecal bacteria that lingered off New Jersey beaches last week is a reminder of a grim truth on the Shore: The water [go to article]
Chemours logo

Murphy’s veto means chemical plant can’t get back into the toxic waste business …...

BILL GALLO, JR. / NJ.COM - Gov. Phil Murphy has conditionally vetoed a bill that would have allowed large-scale processing of hazardous wastewater to resume [go to article]
water splash

NJ panel urges tighter chemical rule as EPA mulls national standard

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Scientists are recommending that New Jersey adopt the nation’s strictest limit on a toxic chemical that was once used for nonstick cookware [go to article]
Passaic River, Newark, New Jersey

Plastic pollution plagues Raritan, Passaic rivers

TODD BATES / MYCENTRALJERSEY.COM - Generations of Rutgers students and alumni have sung lovingly about the “Banks of the Old Raritan,” but the 90-mile-long waterway [go to article]
water, NJ environment news

Pallone accuses White House of trying to suppress report on PFCs in drinking water

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Lawmakers and environmentalists are urging the federal government to release a report recommending tight new limits on a class of chemicals [go to article]
Newark Bay wetlands

Wetlands restoration on Newark Bay protects against flooding, improves water quality

MIKE SMITH / NJ ENVIRONMENT NEWS - Jet passengers flying into Newark International Airport or car drivers zipping along the New Jersey Turnpike may not think [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

State still struggling with stormwater runoff, can new bill help?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is reviving a decade-old idea to help New Jersey address a $15 billion problem to better manage stormwater runoff [go to article]
water faucet

Newark may go to court to defend lead levels in its drinking water

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The city of Newark and the acting commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection are facing a court battle over unsafe levels [go to article]
video

Attention, New Jersey: You’re treating our rivers like ‘garbage cans.’ Stop.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It is Earth Day weekend 2018, and around the Garden State thousands of volunteers will wade into streams and rivers to pull hundreds of tires [go to article]

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