Researchers at NYU are asking for toenail clippings from some resident of Garfield, N.J., to determine whether they have been exposed to dangerous levels of toxic hexavalent chromium from a since-shuttered factory.
An extra-alarm fire broke out Tuesday evening at a pump valve factory in Hoboken.
Three families whose homes were destroyed received $1,750 each, Five families who were burned out of their rental homes each got $750, while ten families whose homes received minor to moderate damage each got $300.
Sony spokeswoman Mami Imada said Tuesday the plant closure in New Jersey was due to declining CD sales as more people opt to buy music digitally.
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