Department of Environmental Protection

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David Madden
October 18, 2019 - 2:02 pm
Environmental activists used the 47th anniversary of adoption of the Federal Clean Water Act to urge New Jersey officials to designate a 2 mile stretch of the Cooper River for special protection.
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House Rep. (PA) Malcolm Kenyatta attends "Out in Office" panel at Tribeca Celebrates Pride Day at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival at Spring Studio on May 4, 2019 in New York City.
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Justin Udo
August 14, 2019 - 7:55 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A group of Pennsylvania lawmakers are working to tackle environmental justice and health issues affecting residents throughout the state. They're putting a focus on poor communities. Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta says his 181st district, which contains North Philadelphia, is...
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Molly Daly
June 07, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey officials say an invasive species of jellyfish that lives in the back bays has been found in a tidal pond off First Avenue in North Wildwood. Spokesman Lawrence Hajna says New Jersey's Department of Environmental Protection and Montclair State University...
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David Madden
March 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
TOTOWA, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — Just days after New Jersey environmental officials went after several chemical companies to discover the extent of toxic pollutants, three of those companies have been sued by the state attorney general. Gurbir Grewal filed suits against DuPont and spinoff Chemours for...
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Chemical plant.
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David Madden
March 26, 2019 - 3:51 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey is going after chemical companies in the state, demanding information on how dangerous cancer-causing chemicals have been getting into the environment. For now, it’s a request for information on the proliferation of what are commonly called PFAs used in...
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Pipeline construction
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Jim Melwert
December 19, 2018 - 1:04 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The Chester County District Attorney’s office has announced a criminal investigation into the controversial Mariner East pipeline. “We have seen some things that have happened here in Chester County that have drawn our specific attention for law enforcement," Chester...
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Tirpok Cleaners
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David Madden
December 06, 2018 - 5:52 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A second round of environmental lawsuits are being filed in New Jersey, this time against the owners of eight polluted sites, three of which are in or near Camden. David Madden/KYW Newsradio Six were filed over the summer. These new ones also go after urban locations...
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New Jersey Beach
David Madden
June 16, 2018 - 10:00 pm
TRENTON, NJ (KYW Newsradio) -- It's that time of year again. Time to plan that trip down the shore. New Jersey environmental officials are reminding people of a tool they can use in finding out how clean Garden State waters really are. The Department of Environmental Protection checks water quality...
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