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Hazard NJ BONUS Episode: The Hackensack’s Comeback Moves Ahead

Last fall, the chemical tax was brought back as part of the massive federal infrastructure bill.

It’s official: The Hackensack River is New Jersey’s 115th Superfund site. EPA officials gathered with state and local leaders this week to announce the big news, which puts the polluted lower reaches of the river in line for a major cleanup that is expected to cost billions of dollars.

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