Jersey City Medical Center gives volunteers 60 hours of medical and first aid training and it covers liability so the citizen responders can often respond to medical emergencies before first responders. It's part of United Rescue and is the first program in the U.S.
Three months after the EPA announced the price tag for cleaning up a Superfund site in Newark, the company that bought polluter Diamond Alkali went into bankruptcy and backed away from the cleanup, leaving public outrage in its wake.
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