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Just last week, Attorney General Grewal and DEP Commissioner LaTourette announced a new slew of environmental justice lawsuits filed with regard to nine different properties across the state. Seven of the nine lawsuits are intended to address pollution in “overburdened communities,” including Secaucus, Edison, and Egg Harbor City.
The complaints allege numerous environmental claims, including illegal dumping, the release of toxic chemicals from underground storage tanks contaminating soil and groundwater, and the release of chemical and food waste contaminants into stormwater drains. According to the press release from the Attorney General’s Office, the contaminants at issue in these complaints are linked respiratory distress, neurological disorders, kidney disease, liver disease, and other serious health issues. All of the complaints seek to hold responsible parties accountable for the cleanup costs of the contaminated properties and require compliance with any DEP Administrative Orders, amongst other relief.
Since 2018, the Murphy Administration has filed 39 environmental justice lawsuits, recovering nearly $20 million in judgements, used to clean up the contaminated sites and reimburse the state for remediation costs previously spent.
Wells Fargo filed a lawsuit Sept. 8 against an affiliate of CBL & Associates, the owners of the decadeold, 1.2 million-square-foot mall in south Fort Myers for a $190.9 million unpaid loan. The center has 94 stores on 204 acres, with such anchors as Super Target, Belk, Best Buy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Marshalls and Costco...Read More
CRANFORD -- A couple that owned a businesses in town and became sick from leaking underground tanks owned by an adjacent business can sue the township for damages because the tanks were partially ...Read More
As property owners become increasingly aware of PFAS contamination, and as individuals exposed to PFAS learn of the health risks associated with exposure, liability will likely affect entire supply chains.Read More