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151208Flanagan

Toxic NJ: The Cost of Contamination

12-8-15
Even after homeowners remove oil tanks from their properties, contaminated soil can remain. And worse — those oil plumes can spread underground to neighbors who then have their own remediation problems to deal with.
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New Jersey’s Industrial Coast Remains Vulnerable to the Next Extreme Storm

12-8-15
Has the state done enough to ensure that North Jersey’s massive spills of sewage and diesel fuel aren’t a disaster waiting to happen again?
151203Flanagan

Protesters Fight Back Against Expansion of Bear Harvest

12-3-15
An estimated 3,500 black bears live in New Jersey, and state regulators say that’s too many. They cite a rising number of incidents where bears interacted with people and property.
151201Wanko

Poinsettia Industry in New Jersey Blooming

12-1-15
The floriculture industry in New Jersey is worth about $195 million a year, according to the Department of Agriculture. Combined with the nursery, horticulture and sod industry, that accounts for about $445 million.
151125Flanagan

Controversial Development Proposals for Liberty State Park Released

11-25-15
The DEP's proposal would develop about 38 of its roughly 1,200 acres into revenue-generating ventures that would plug its $2 million annual operating deficit.
151117Hill

The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected Results of Barnegat Bay’s Studies

11-17-15
For three years, 11 research projects studied the brackish Barnegat Bay from top to bottom. At Ocean County College, they revealed their findings.
151106Gilbert

Study Finds PennEast Pipeline Inflated Claims of Job Creation

11-6-15
A report by the Goodman Group found that claims of economic benefits from the PennEast Pipeline were inaccurate. The study was commissioned by the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, which opposes the pipeline.
151105Wanko

Surplus Crops Stock Local Food Pantries

11-5-15
Farmers Against Hunger, a program of the New Jersey Agricultural Society, coordinates gleanings with about 20 participating farms in the state. The produce goes to 70 different community organizations, and those organizations distribute to about 7,500 people weekly during the harvest season.
151026Flanagan

Community Comes Together to Help Families Return Home Three Years After Sandy

10-26-15
New Jersey’s disbursed about $660 million in federal money for reconstruction, rehabilitation, remediation and elevation of Sandy-damaged homes. The state says 8,000 homeowners remain in the program, 4,500 applicants have withdrawn and almost 2,000 have completed reconstruction.
151023Wanko

Garden State Ranked Third in Cranberry Production

10-23-15
New Jersey is ranked third nationwide in cranberry utilized production, totaling 614,000 barrels in 2014 and resulting in over $22.5 million in utilized production value. That number is up from $20.3 million in 2013.