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"City Failed to Test for Lead in Water at Day Care Centers, Audit Says"

"The New York City department charged with overseeing day care centers routinely failed to test the centers’ water for lead — and for years falsified reports that the tests had been completed, in order for the centers to receive operating permits — according to a sharply worded audit released on Friday by the city comptroller, Scott M. Stringer."

Source: NY Times, 06/27/2016

Infrastructure ‘Crisis’ May Compel New Jersey to Finally Raise Gas Tax

"Amid mounting alarm over how to pay for repairs to New Jersey’s roads and bridges, state lawmakers are lining up behind a potential solution once considered politically unthinkable: raising the state’s famously low gas tax."

Source: NY Times, 06/22/2016

Officials: 'Dirt Brokers' With Mob Ties Dumped Polluted Soil Across NJ

"'Rogue dirt brokers' with mob ties and criminal histories used fake documents to haul hundreds of truckloads of tainted soil and construction debris that were then dumped illegally onto environmentally sensitive sites in New Jersey, state investigators alleged Wednesday."

Source: Bergen Record, 05/27/2016


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