Too many in NJ live near hazardous materials. This is what lawmakers must do

North Jersey neighborhoods put at risk by chemical hazards next doorIn Bergen and Passaic counties, 21 towns host 159 sites with hazardous material...

January 17, 2023
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North Jersey neighborhoods put at risk by chemical hazards next doorIn Bergen and Passaic counties, 21 towns host 159 sites with hazardous materials, NorthJersey.com found. Many are close to homes and schools.A year ago, a massive North Jersey blaze ignited new and urgent concerns.The fire, which prompted 11 alarms, laid waste a three-story industrial building that had stood alongside the Passaic River for more than a century.Its flames, which ultimately leveled the Majestic Industries building, were fueled by more than 100,000 pounds of stored chemicals.

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