Dirty water

    A report released today shows pollution to New Jersey waterways is threatening aquatic life, tourism and general health. Fertilizers, pesticides and other pollutants are killing off fish and closing beaches, the Associated Press reports.

    While the state is considering calling for the reduction of nitrogen in fertilizers, manufacturers are pushing back. In the meantime, the pollutants are causing a rapid growth in stinging jellyfish.

    Should be a painful summer down the Shore.

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