Assembly Environment and Solid Waste

The Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee focuses on the protection of the natural and historic resources in the state, as well as the management of waste disposal and recycling. The Committee is committed to preserving the quality of New Jersey's air, waters and land, as well as the health and safety of the state's residents.
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Assembly Panel Approves Conaway Bill Package to Identify, Address & Minimize Exposure to Lead in Soil & Water Statewide

An Assembly panel on Thursday approved a comprehensive three-bill package sponsored by Assemblyman Herb Conaway, Jr., M.D. designed to help New Jersey identify, address and minimize the exposure to lead in water and soil statewide.

"Given the finite resources of the state of New Jersey, it is important for us to have a data-driven, science-based plan to evaluate the priorities for lead remediation," said Conaway (D-Burlington). "If enacted these bills would help the state guard against the hazards and hysteria that we saw unfold in Flint Michigan throughout their water quality crisis."

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McKeon & Gusciora Electronic Waste Management Reform Bill Signed into Law

Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats John F. McKeon and Reed Gusciora to help protect the environment by reforming the recycling of electronics was signed into law on Monday

The sponsors said many counties have begun to put an end to electronic waste recycling due to problems with the current program.

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