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RECENT U.S. EPA REPORT INDICATES UPTICK OF TOXIC POLLUTION IN NEW JERSEY
TRENTON – The following statement is from Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters, encouraging the New Jersey legislature to pass a bill protecting environmental justice communities from the cumulative impacts of pollution.
“We are disappointed to learn from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that New Jersey has shown its first increase of on-site toxic chemicals and other substances into the air, water and land since 2014,” said Ed Potosnak, Executive Director of New Jersey League of Conservation Voters. “Together, with the impacts of climate change and legacy pollution, we see the clear result through higher asthma rates and other health disparities suffered by residents. To protect the most vulnerable communities from increased exposure to toxins, we encourage the legislature to pass the much-needed cumulative impacts legislation, S232, requiring the DEP to evaluate environmental and public health impacts of hazardous facilities on overburdened communities.”