New Jersey bill would allow private contractors to clean toxic waste

    By: Mary Fuchs

    New Jersey is home to an estimated 20,000 contaminated toxic waste sites. No one is pleased with the slow pace in addressing the problem and the state’s business community is backing a bill allowing private contractors clean up the toxic sites with less oversight from New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. WHYY’s Mary Fuchs has the story.

    By: Mary Fuchs

    New Jersey is home to an estimated 20,000 contaminated toxic waste sites. No one is pleased with the slow pace in addressing the problem and the state’s business community is backing a bill allowing private contractors clean up the toxic sites with less oversight from New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection. But not everyone thinks that’s a good idea. WHYY’s Mary Fuchs has the story.

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