The State of New Jersey has filed six new lawsuits against polluters after nearly a decade-long hiatus.
On Wednesday, August 1st, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal, Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe, and Acting Governor Sheila Oliver held a press conference to announce the new natural resource damage lawsuits.
The six separate lawsuits aim at recovering damages for the harm caused by pollution to properties, groundwater, and waterways across the state, and to recover the costs of environmental clean-ups.
One of the lawsuits affects the former site of a manufactured gas plant, now owned by Deull Fuel Company, near the Beach Thorofare Waterway in Atlantic City.
Officials stated the lawsuits will hold these companies accountable for failing to act responsibly and endangering the health of New Jersey and its citizens.