The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.
A crane loader resting on a barge is scooping up debris and dumping it in a large bin sitting on the barge. The project will help remove roughly 20,000 cubic yards of polluted sediment from the river.
At just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.
The buyout offers homeowners the pre-storm market value for their home, through a $300 million program introduced by Gov. Christie in May.
The settlement announced Tuesday clears the way for the state to press its case against the principal defendant, Occidental Chemical Corp., for cleanup costs on the former Diamond Alkali/Diamond Shamrock plant site.
A man and woman were out of the hospital Sunday, after they fell through the ice in the Passaic River while turtle hunting.
The rescue took close to an hour to perform and involved a boat from the New Providence Fire Department. The victims have been taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A homeless man has been arrested and charged with the murder of a Newark woman whose body was found in the Passaic River last week.
For many in New Jersey, it has been days since they saw power, all courtesy of Superstorm Sandy. The utility companies are working around the clock to get the electricity flowing.
The storm is forecast to linger for 36 hours, according to experts. The prolonged event means high tides will complicate the effects of the storm.
Having heard scary reports about Hurricane Sandy possibly making a direct hit on New Jersey next week, residents were taking it seriously Friday.
Some people still aren’t back in their homes and debris is still being cleared from the Passaic River.
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.
The Passaic River was where they made Agent Orange for the Vietnam war, and then the dioxin was dumped, which ravaged the river. But now, a rebirth is underway, WCBS 880’s Wayne Cabot reported.
Anyone who might be able to identify the woman is asked to contact the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office homicide tips line at 1-877-847-7432.