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New law ‘turns on the spigot’ at old plant that treats wastewater on Delaware...

BILL GALLO, JR. / NJ.COM - A South Jersey company could soon again be processing millions of gallons of hazardous wastewater and dumping the residue into the Delaware [go to article]
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Editorial: New Jersey needs this tool to reduce flooding and water pollution

JIM WALTMAN / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey has a $15 billion problem. Polluted stormwater runoff causes damaging flooding, fouls rivers with pollution [go to article]
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Newark environmental group claims that lead levels are high in drinking water

AP / EYEWITNESS NEWS ABC 7 NY - An environmental group sued the city of Newark on Tuesday, alleging officials violated federal safe drinking water laws [go to article]

This river’s tallest dam must come down, environmentalists say

MARISA IATI / LEHIGHVALLEYLIVE.COM - Federal officials called it a public safety risk. The state classified it as high-hazard [go to article]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]

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