The biggest breach took place at the Bay Park sewage treatment facility where a nine foot wall of water flooded the pumps. That led to the sewage inundation of more than 100 homes across nine South Shore villages.
As many families do their back to school shopping, Sen. Charles Schumer warned consumers about products he said are laden with potentially harmful chemicals. Sen. Schumer is pushing for Congress to pass the Safe Chemical Act to require manufacturers to prove the safety of the chemicals in their products that are used by children.
The old factory spilled cancer-causing chromic acid into the groundwater and potentially into the nearby Passaic River. The toxic water polluted more than a dozen nearby homes.
Residents in a New Jersey neighborhood turned on their faucets to find a green water mystery waiting for them.
There have been six major floods since Gov. Chris Christie was elected in 2009, the Sierra Club of New Jersey’s Jeff Titel told WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot.
The Gladsky Marine Site in Glen Cove used to be one very dirty place. But now it’s been cleaned up as apart of an EPA conservation program and will soon be included in the town’s waterfront revitalization project.
Officials say most of the pesticides came from China and were sold at dirt-cheap prices.
The situation has become bitterly familiar along the swollen Passaic River: More rain, and more flooding.
Ragweed pollen has hit the air a few weeks earlier then usual. It’s a pattern that’s been developing over the past 20 years, says Dr. Leonard Bielory.
Lead levels in homes just outside a New Jersey superfund site have been found to be dangerously high and that has some observers demanding quick action.
Entomologists from Rutgers University are moving in to a Jersey City housing project infested with bedbugs to create a national model for controlling the pests.
Pediatricians are worried children are being exposed to potentially dangerous chemicals, Dr. Max Gomez reports.
The EPA issued a statement saying “these detections were expected and the levels detected are far below levels of public-health concern.”
The Environmental Protection Agency has completed its investigation into the contamination of the Gowanus Canal and with no surprise they found its condition dismal.
With the EPA convening a National Bedbug Summit Tuesday, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and several council members called on federal officials to put money into initiatives to fight the pests.