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1309, 2019

Weinberg Urges NJ Transit to Expedite Transition to Electric Bus Fleet

September 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Weinberg Urges NJ Transit to Expedite Transition to Electric Bus Fleet

TRENTON– Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg (D-Bergen) today joined transit advocates and environmentalists in urging New Jersey Transit to expedite conversion to an electric bus fleet. “Cutting vehicle emissions is critical to the fight against [...]

2608, 2019

Governor Murphy Signs Two Bills To Protect First Responders

August 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Governor Murphy Signs Two Bills To Protect First Responders

The “Thomas P. Canzanella 21st Century First Responders Protection Act”, named after the Professional Firefighter Association of New Jersey former President Thomas Canzanella who worked on the 9/11 “pile” and passed in June 2007, will [...]

208, 2019

Our children are being exposed to mercury in schools. We need to act.

August 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Our children are being exposed to mercury in schools. We need to act.

Floors emitting mercury vapor have now been found in several school districts in New Jersey. Schools have been using rubber-like polyurethane floors since the 1960s. Some of these floors, installed as late as 2006, contain phenyl [...]

2407, 2019

NJ to regulate school floor manufacturers after mercury vapors discovered

July 24th, 2019|Comments Off on NJ to regulate school floor manufacturers after mercury vapors discovered

Gym floor and school track manufacturers for schools will face tighter regulations, after the discovery of mercury-tainted fumes closed gymnasiums in districts across the state This month, the New Jersey Schools Development Authority reported it would, [...]

1007, 2019

No Easy Way to Tell if Your Kid’s Gym Floor is Laced with Mercury

July 10th, 2019|Comments Off on No Easy Way to Tell if Your Kid’s Gym Floor is Laced with Mercury

It's unclear exactly how many school gymnasium floors in New Jersey have the potential to emit toxic mercury vapor over time, or are already doing so. But the state can be sure of one thing now: [...]

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