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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: [...]

307, 2019

SDA Takes Action to Protect Kids from Mercury Found in Floors

July 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on SDA Takes Action to Protect Kids from Mercury Found in Floors

Press Release For Immediate Release: July 3, 2019 Contact: Heather L. Sorge, NJ Work Environment Council, Campaign Organizer for Healthy Schools Now 908/310-7874; hsorge@njwec.org Debra Coyle McFadden, NJ Work Environment Council, Executive Director 609/707-1320; dcoyle@njwec.org New Jersey Schools Development Authority [...]

307, 2019

US Senator Booker Alerts Agencies about Mercury Hazard in Schools

July 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on US Senator Booker Alerts Agencies about Mercury Hazard in Schools

Thanks to the work of Healthy Schools Now, New Jersey Education Association, Mom's Clean Airforce and WEC, US Senator Cory Booker is calling for an investigation into potentially hazardous emissions from flooring that has [...]

107, 2019

WEC Statement on New Jersey Budget for FY 2020

July 1st, 2019|Comments Off on WEC Statement on New Jersey Budget for FY 2020

  New Jersey Fiscal Year 2020 Budget  Governor Murphy signed New Jersey's Budget for FY2020. The NJ Work Environment Council (WEC) is, for the most part, proud of the progressive, pro-worker, pro-community investments this [...]

2106, 2019

Statement from WEC on BPU Announcement on Offshore Wind

June 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Statement from WEC on BPU Announcement on Offshore Wind

Bravo New Jersey for leading the nation in offshore wind development. Today the Board of Public Utilities announced the winner of the country's largest offshore wind project. Orsted will be building the 1,100MW project, called [...]

1805, 2019

WEC Statement on Alden Leeds Fire

May 18th, 2019|Comments Off on WEC Statement on Alden Leeds Fire

The threat of a catastrophic chemical release remains a major vulnerability for New Jersey.  Every year, chemical releases, fires, and explosions claim lives and threaten residents’ health across the nation.  New Jersey is the [...]

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