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As one of the most heavily industrialized states in the nation, New Jersey is plagued with a legacy of abandoned factories, contaminated sites, and pollution. The irresponsible release of industrial contaminants into drinking water, air, or residential areas is now known to promote cancer, respiratory problems and other health problems in nearby communities.
Tough natural resource law in New Jersey and a dramatic change in public opinion give rise to environmental litigation seeking to hold big businesses, such as oil, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, responsible for personal injuries and environmental damages.
While it costs considerable sums of money to clean up contaminated sites, there is also an opportunity cost to allowing this valuable land to sit idle. By remediating contaminated sites, such as Brownsfield sites, dead real estate can become productive again and boost property values in surrounding areas.
To get a grip on environmental abuse and pollution, New Jersey environmental laws spell out how and where natural resources can be used. The following is a summary of key laws preserving natural resources in New Jersey:
Whether you are buying a Brownsfield site, dealing with a leaking underground storage tank, or experiencing toxic poisoning from a nearby industrial site, the law firm of Lieberman Blecher & Sinkevich P.C. can help.
Our website details our extensive track record fighting and winning toxic contamination lawsuits. To protect your rights and discuss your case, call us today at (732) 355-1311 or contact us online.
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