Department of Environmental Protection

A person cleaning up litter.
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Mark Abrams
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new study finds litter is a costly problem that can't be solved solely by just cleaning up the mess. Read more here.
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Tap water.
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Kim Glovas
November 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
Pennsylvania is making $30 million available to groups that care about the land and water in the state in a matching grant program. Read more here.
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Delaware County officials are making sure there’s nothing dangerous in the air after a gas leak led to a shelter-in-place last night at the Turnbridge Apartments in Middletown Township.
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Tim Jimenez
November 12, 2019 - 6:57 am
Officials in Delaware County have given the all-clear to residents of an apartment complex who had to to shelter in place on Monday because of a gas leak in the area.
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East Point Lighthouse.
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Mark Abrams
November 07, 2019 - 5:30 pm
A project to protect New Jersey's second oldest lighthouse from flooding isn't enough to save it from the ongoing danger posed by erosion and storm surge from the nearby Delaware Bay, a group which runs the historic site for the state warns.
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Gov. Phil Murphy signs an executive order to establish a statewide Climate Change Resiliency Strategy on October 29, 2019.
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David Madden
October 29, 2019 - 1:59 pm
On the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting New Jersey, Gov. Phil Murphy signed an executive order to address the next weather disaster — and climate change in general.
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Erik Sildorff with the Delaware RiverKeeper Network
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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.
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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