TOXIC WASTES: PANIC LESSENS BUT PROBLEM REMAINS A MAJOR CONCERN

Posted at 12:01 am March 11, 1984, in Earlier Press Releases and Polls, Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

While public concern over the safe storage and disposal of toxic wastes is no longer at the “crisis” level of 1980 and 1982, New Jerseyites believe toxic clean up to be a more serious problem than such bread—and—butter issues as unemployment and inflation. A Star-Ledger/Eagleton Poll of 80 state residents conducted between February 2 and 12 found better than 4 in 5 citizens viewing toxic cleanup as a very serious problem, and 63 percent feeling that the toxic waste situation poses a direct threat to their family’s health.

 

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