Newark, NJ is one of the nation's largest port cities. There are many statistics that show how the gradual urbanization of this area has lead to high levels of environmental pollution. The city is heavily impacted by the daily flood of mass transportation including train and air traffic, and the many industrial chemical plants. Most of these chemical plants and factories have a history of disposing of their waste illegally or negligently without penalty.
It is important to note how these chemical plants and the steady flow of mass transportation emit pollution in both the air and water to the surrounding areas. Lawmakers are beginning to work with various enviornmental organizations to enforce penalties and hold non complaint industries accountable. This action is crucial in protecting the people who live in the surrounding communities, as they are ultimately the most negatively affected.
Our project highlights various enivornmental related news or policies created in the State of New Jersey, but mostly within the city of Newark. We would like to stress the previous lack of response from our voted governances to ensure the health and safety of the urban communities and their current efforts to change the future outcomes.