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EPA proposes massive cleanup of polluted Passaic River (Credit: CBS 2)

EPA Proposes Massive Cleanup Project For Part Of Passaic River

The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a massive cleanup of the Passaic River after hundreds of years of pollution.

04/11/2014

Passaic River (file / via Wikipedia)

Phase One Of Passaic River Dredging Project Begins

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.

08/07/2013

Newark Riverfront Park ribbon-cutting. (credit: Twitter/City Of Newark)

Newark Riverfront Park Built Along Superfund Site Opens To Public

At just four acres, Riverfront Park is a small step for open space but a giant leap for the city of Newark.

08/04/2013

Gov. Chris Christie announces buyout offers in South River, July 16, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

More N.J. Homeowners In Flood-Prone South River Offered Buyouts

The buyout offers homeowners the pre-storm market value for their home, through a $300 million program introduced by Gov. Christie in May.

07/16/2013

Passaic River (file / via Wikipedia)

New Jersey To Get $130 Million For Passaic River Cleanup

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.

06/11/2013

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Man And Woman Fall Through Ice While Hunting For Turtles

A man and woman were out of the hospital Sunday, after they fell through the ice in the Passaic River while turtle hunting.

02/03/2013

Ambulance (file / credit: clipart.com)

Two People Rescued From Passaic River, Hospitalized With Non-Life Threatening Injuries

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.

02/02/2013

Handcuff (credit: clipart.com)

Man Charged With Killing Homeless Woman Whose Body Was Found In Passaic River

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.

11/27/2012

Downed wires in Cliffside Park as a result of Sandy (credit: Dev Zaveri)

More Than 1 Million Customers In New Jersey Still Without Power

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.

11/02/2012

Jersey Shore

High Winds, Intense Waves Slam Jersey Shore As Sandy Bears Down

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.

CBS New York–10/28/2012

Prepping for Hurricane Sandy by pumping water from lake Como in Belmar, N.J. (CBS 2)

Jersey Shore Readies For Hurricane Sandy To Come Ashore; River Towns Also Prepare

Having heard scary reports about Hurricane Sandy possibly making a direct hit on New Jersey next week, residents were taking it seriously Friday.

10/26/2012

A flooded street following Hurricane Irene - Little Falls, NJ - Sep 1, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

North Jersey Communities Still Struggling Nearly A Year After Irene

Some people still aren’t back in their homes and debris is still being cleared from the Passaic River.

08/27/2012

Outside E.C. Electroplating Plant in Garfield, N.J. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Bergen County Toxic Site To Be Demolished

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.

08/08/2012

Riverfront Park - Newark, NJ (credit: Newark Riverfront Revival)

WCBS 880 Presents ‘Living Green’ Episode 6: Recycling A River

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.

04/27/2012

(credit: Essex County Prosecutor's Office)

Sketch Of Woman Whose Body Washed Up Along Passaic River Released

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.

03/26/2012

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