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Journalism triumphs over powerful carcinogen in New Jersey soil

Thursday, February 15, 2007

The Pump Handle’s David Michaels calls this triumph of investigative journalism to our attention:

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has just tightened the chromium 6 (a known human carcinogen) cleanup standard from 240 ppm to 20 ppm in soil. The new standard is likely a delayed result of a 2004 series of articles by Newark Star-Ledger’s Alexander Lane, exposing the handiwork of product defense consultants in downplaying the dangers of chromium 6.

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