29 Jan: Health Departments Would Get Advanced Notice Of Environmental Clean-Ups Under Buono Measure

TRENTON – The Senate Environment Committee approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Barbara Buono that would require that county and local health departments receive advance notice of any hazardous site remediation undertaken within their jurisdiction.

“The involvement of county and local health departments is critical in protecting residents from potential health hazards caused by these remediations,” said Senator Buono, D-Middlesex. “We saw with the Ford Plant clean-up that while the end result is a healthier environment for residents, the steps taken to get there can be dangerous.”