Chlorine odor spurs ‘unusual event’ at nuke plant

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Operators at the nation's oldest nuclear plant have terminated an "unusual event" status that was briefly declared after staffers detected an odor of chlorine at the plant's intake structure. The declaration at the ...

False radiation reading at Jersey City plant

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials believe a sensor erroneously detected radiation in an empty shipping container at a recycling plant in Jersey City. The reading triggered a large emergency response on Tuesday. A spokesman for Sims Metal ...

Power plant becomes a model for cleaner operation

HOMER CITY, Pa. (AP) — A massive coal-fired power plant in western Pennsylvania is turning from one of the worst polluters in the country to a model for how such a facility can clean up its act. Homer City Generating Station is expected to make the ...

New Jersey tries again on pollution pact repeal

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie's administration has told a court that it will take public comment and re-submit regulations to remove the state from a regional agreement to set limits on emissions by fossil fuel-burning power plants. ...

Chinese man sentenced for smuggling rhino horns

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A Chinese man who helped run an international smuggling ring that specialized in rhinoceros horns has been sentenced in New Jersey to nearly six years in federal prison. Zhifei Li (zhee-feh lee) was given a sentence of five ...

Newark’s Military Park Makeover Attracts New Visitors

Military Park in Newark has been renovated to bring in visitors. The man responsible for revitalizing the park did the same for Bryant Park in Manhattan.

Ocean City tops NJ best beaches voting

Ocean City has reclaimed its status as New Jersey's most popular beach in an annual voting contest. The Cape May County resort took top honors in the New Jersey Top Ten Beaches contest. It's sponsored by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium and ...

Forecasters predict slow Atlantic hurricane season

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal forecasters are predicting a slower than usual hurricane season this year because of an expected El Niño system. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in New York City on Thursday that the periodic ...

Invasive beetle found in Somerset County

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's first confirmed case of an invasive beetle that kills ash trees has surfaced in Somerset County. A landscaper checking unhealthy trees in Bridgewater discovered insect larvae that are the emerald ash borer. The ...

Feds charge 3 men with disturbing Pa. falcon nest

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three men on a Philadelphia bridge repair crew are accused of disturbing a nest of peregrine falcons and lying to investigators. The men, who worked for the Maryland-based Liberty-Alpha Joint Venture, face conspiracy, witness ...