New Jersey’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has cleared a bill sponsored by Senate Pres. Stephen Sweeney that requires decommissioned industrial properties to be cleaned of an environmental contaminants.
Under the bills, those properties subject to state and federal remediation orders would have to give their property tax refunds to the state Department of Environmental Protection, according to the Gloucester County Times.
The money would be used to clean up the location with leftovers going back to the property owner. The bill’s next stop is the Senate floor.