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Occidental Must Pay for Multi-Billion Cleanup of Passaic at Newark

"A state Superior Court judge has ruled that the Occidental Chemical Corp. is liable for the $1 billion to $4 billion in costs associated with the cleanup of sediments in the lower Passaic River contaminated decades ago by Diamond Alkali/Diamond Shamrock Chemicals Corp., a now defunct Newark pesticide manufacturing plant."

Source: New Jersey Newsroom, 07/28/2011

NY Fracking Rules Could Allow Drilling Near NYC Water Supply Tunnels

"The latest draft of guidelines for hydraulic fracturing in New York could open the door to drilling within 1,000 feet of aging underground tunnels that carry water to New York City -- a far cry from the seven-mile buffer once sought by city officials."

Source: ProPublica, 07/15/2011


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