TOXIC WASTES IN NEW JERSEY: PUBLIC CONCERN IS ON THE RISE; MOST OPPOSE TREATMENT PLANT IN OWN COMMUNITY

Posted at 12:01 am November 9, 1986, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

After declining somewhat over the past several years, public concern over the problem of toxic and chemical wastes is on the rise again in New Jersey, according to the latest Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll, The number of New Jerseyans who say they are personally “very concerned” over this issue has increased to nearly 7-in-10, while four-in-every-five residents continue to say that toxic waste cleanup is a “very serious” problem in the state. Two-thirds of New Jerseyans feel toxic wastes pose a direct threat to their family’s health.

 

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