26 Nov '15, 10am

Port neighborhoods demand action from the EPA

Living next to a port is kind of like living next to a coal plant — except the EPA isn’t really regulating it. Take the port neighborhood of Ironbound in Newark, N.J. Residents constantly have to breathe in exhaust from diesel-powered trains and trucks that haul imported goods (like the ones you probably wanna buy for the holidays), diesel-burning garbage trucks that haul waste from as far away as New York City (and dump the trash into a massive, nearby incinerator, which smells exactly the way you imagine rotting garbage smells), and even jet fuel-burning airplanes overhead that transport people in and out of the international airport. And it’s about to get worse: The widening of the Panama Canal means that even bigger ships will bring in more imported goods. That’s why the Moving Forward Network , an alliance of grassroots environmental groups, is demanding the agency fi...

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