They’re essentially the most polluted locations within the nation, and no state has greater than New Jersey.

There are 114 poisonous Superfund websites scattered throughout the Garden State, and that quantity is rising. As cleanup efforts drag on for these websites, in some circumstances for practically 40 years, local weather change is reshaping the methods through which their air pollution could threaten folks residing close by.

Hazard NJ is a brand new podcast that digs by means of the muck of every contaminated website to present a clearer image of what the menace is and what it should take to wash it up earlier than it’s too late. Hosted by journalist Jordan Gass-Poore’ and produced by NJ Spotlight News, Hazard NJ is a restricted sequence with the primary episode approaching May 18.

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Peril and Promise is a public media initiative from The WNET Group, reporting on the human tales of local weather change and its options. You can study extra at pbs.org/perilandpromise. Major funding for Peril and Promise is offered by Dr. P. Roy Vagelos and Diana T. Vagelos with extra funding from The Marc Haas Foundation, Sue and Edgar Wachenheim III, and the Cheryl and Philip Milstein Family.