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FDA FINDS – Chrysotile Asbestos Contamination in Baby Powder. Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. to Voluntarily Recall A Single Lot of Johnson’s Baby Powder in The United States

NTSE: JNJ Closes down % to $ NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ: JnJ .com reports Company is Acting Out of an Abundance of Caution Out of an abundance of caution, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. (JJCI) announced that it is initiating a voluntary recall in the United States of a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) test indicating the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination (no greater than ) in samples from a single bottle purchased from an online retailer. Despite the low levels reported and in full cooperation and collaboration with the FDA, JJCI is initiating this voluntary recall of Lot #22318RB of Johnson’s…
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AWARENESS - PREPAREDNESS - RESILIENCY. Man Made and Natural Disasters. HEALTH

First-in-Nation – NJ Attorney General Grewal Hosts “Resiliency Summit” to Train Officers & Shine Spotlight on Vital Issue of Mental Well-Being of Police Officers.

Two-Day Summit Will Train Officers to Implement AG Directive Establishing First-in-Nation Statewide Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Trenton, NJ: NJ OAG reports Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today addressed more than 1,300 members of law enforcement, relatives of fallen officers, mental health experts, chaplains, and other stakeholders as he opened a two-day “Resiliency Summit” organized to address the vital issue of helping officers cope with the emotional, mental and physical stress they endure on a daily basis to protect the residents of New Jersey. In addition to shining a spotlight on the critical goals of promoting officer well-being and preventing officer suicides, the summit is providing initial basic training to Resiliency Program Officers (“RPOs”) from…
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WATER DISASTERS – Non Lead Trenton Flow Runs Through Suburbs linking Flu Like Symptoms, Legionella, Cancer, as it Mixes with Varying Local Fertilizer Insecticide Radium High Aqua Wells

Is Your Coffee, Restaurant, Bar, Drive Through, Public Building, Office or Home Filtering Drinking, cooking Water, and Ice Supply ? Legionnaires Disease, a form of atypical pneumonia caused by any type of Legionella bacteria. Signs and symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, high fever, muscle pains, and headaches. Capital County Hamilton NJ Mayor Demands Answers, Information from State Officials and Trenton Water Works on Chlorine Levels, Legionnaire’s ; Capital County Hamilton Hospital adds Capacity – Local Medical Infusion Center Operational. HAMILTON HEADLINES news Hamilton, NJ: Office of the Mayor reports Hamilton Mayor Kelly Yaede is demanding answers and more information from Governor Murphy, State officials and Trenton Water Works concerning reported low chlorine levels from Trenton Water Works and possible…
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AWARENESS - PREPAREDNESS - RESILIENCY. Man Made and Natural Disasters. HEALTH

NJOHSP Director Maples Testifies Before Congress on Efforts to Protect New Jersey’s Schools

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - NJOHSP reports WASHINGTON, DC – Director Jared M. Maples of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) testified before the US House of Representatives Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery in Washington, DC, on September 26 to discuss progress in State efforts to secure schools. The hearing, “Engaging the Community: Perspectives on School Security,” provided updates on a variety of measures and initiatives by NJOHSP and its partners to protect students and staff throughout New Jersey. “Like many Americans, I am heartbroken by the alarming cycle of violent acts taking place in our nation’s schools. My subcommittee’s hearing was an opportunity for stakeholders, like the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security…
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New Jersey Strong Water Disasters – AQUA NOT ALERTING CONSUMERS of Toxic Trenton Water Works Flow into Toxic Aqua System

HEALTH CANCER WARNING   AQUA Hamilton Square Well Contamination Volatile Organic Compounds & Radionuclides Cancer Causing Gas before Trenton Water is added. Hamilton Headlines news – NJ DEP reports Toxic Trenton Water mixes into Aqua Hamilton service without notice. See PDF here regarding Aqua ; NJ DEP reports Source Water Assessment Summary – A State Review of Potential Contamination Sources Near Your Drinking Water The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has conducted an assessment of the water sources that supply each public water system in the state, including yours. The goal of this assessment was to measure each system’s susceptibility to contamination, not actual (if any) contamination measured in a water supply system. The assessment of your water system, the Aqua NJ – Hamilton Square System, involved: Identifying the…
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New Jersey Man Indicted for Terrorist Activities on Behalf of Hizballah’s Islamic Jihad Organization

New Jersey Strong news - US DOJ reports Alexei Saab Allegedly Was Trained by Hizballah’s External Terrorist Operations Component in Bomb-Making and Conducted Intelligence-Gathering in New York City and Elsewhere in Support of Hizballah’s Attack-Planning Efforts The Department of Justice today announced that Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, New Jersey, also known as  Ali Hassan Saab,  Alex Saab, or Rachid, was charged today in a nine-count indictment for offenses related to his support for Hizballah and separate marriage-fraud ; The case is assigned to District Judge Paul G. Gardephe. “According to the allegations, while living in the United States, Saab served as an operative of Hizballah and conducted surveillance of possible target locations in order to help the foreign terrorist…
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Campus Community Remembers 9/11

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Ewing, NJ: TCNJSignal .net The Signal Viktoria Ristanovic reports This year marks the 18th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, when tragedy struck the after two hijacked planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City. Throughout the rest of the morning, two other hijacked airplanes crashed; one hit the Pentagon in Washington, and the other one crashed in a field near Shanksville, ; The College comes together in the aftermath of the attacks (Photo courtesy of the TCNJ Digital Archive).  In a September 2001 issue of The Signal, a reporter wrote about the horrific terrorist attack and its immediate aftermath. Eighteen years later, we still remember the thousands of American citizens who lost their…
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NJ LEAD Toxic Poison Control Center Statewide Disaster Hotline For Health Effects of Lead Exposure

Young children and pregnant women are most at risk for lead exposure. NEW JERSEY STRONG news Trenton, NJ: Office of the Gov reports TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy and the NJ Poison Center today announced the establishment of a 24/7 Health Hotline for residents with questions and concerns about the health effects of lead exposure. The phone number for the Health Hotline is 1-866-448-2432. The hotline can provide callers with information on what to do if their home has a lead service line, where to get water filters, how to participate in the city’s service line replacement program, as well as the phone number and locations where the City of Newark is distributing free cases of bottled water. Calls to the…
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MANASQUAN RESERVOIR TOXIC ALGAL BLOOM WATER CONTAMINATION

MANASQUAN RESERVOIR ADVISORY:  A confirmed Harmful Algal Bloom is present with levels quantified at or above the NJ Health Advisory Guidance.  Do not drink or have contact with the water including, but not limited to, swimming, wading, and watersports.  Fish caught in this water body should not be eaten.  Pets and livestock should not contact or drink the water. 
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Attorney General Grewal Announces Results of Two Collaborative Operations Aimed at Priority Missions of Reducing Gun Violence & Fighting Opioid Epidemic

18 Gun & Drug Traffickers Arrested & 22 Guns Seized in Trenton in “Operation West End”10 Arrested & Two Opioid Mills Dismantled in Paterson in “Operation 4K Boyz” NJ Office of the Attorney General reports - EWING – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today announced the results of two collaborative law enforcement operations in Trenton and Paterson aimed at advancing the dual priority missions of reducing gun violence and combatting the deadly opioid epidemic gripping New Jersey and the nation. Brands stamped on wax folds of heroin seized in the two operations are the same brands that have been linked to 57 overdoses, including 26 fatal overdoses and 31 nonfatal overdoses. Attorney General Grewal made the announcement at the State…
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AG Grewal Issues Directive Promoting Emotional and Mental Well-Being of New Jersey Law Enforcement Officers

“Officer Resiliency Directive” Creates First-in-the-Nation Statewide Resiliency Program and Establishes First Statewide Chief Resiliency Officer". NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Newark, NJ: Office of the Attorney General reports – Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal today took steps to protect the physical and emotional well-being of New Jersey law enforcement officers by ensuring that they are provided with the tools they need to cope with the unique stressors of their jobs. Addressing a rise in reported police suicides nationwide, Attorney General Grewal issued a law enforcement directive – known as the “Officer Resiliency Directive” – implementing the New Jersey Resiliency Program for Law Enforcement (“NJRP-LE’), a first-in-the-nation statewide program to train officers in resiliency and to become better equipped to handle…
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The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation Stranger Danger Awareness

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - Hamilton Headlines reports - Megan Nicole Kanka Hamilton, NJ: The Megan Nicole Kanka Foundation offers Stranger Danger Awareness Education. Familiar danger accounts for 80% of the sexual victimization of children. On July 29, 1994, Megan Kanka was attacked and murdered by a neighbor. The tragedy led to the creation of Megan's Law and the National Sex Offender Registry. The Megan Kanka Foundation produced the following Safety Message: CHILD SAFETY Education and awareness is the key to unlocking the door to child sexual abuse. Children need to be able to recognize inappropriate behavior and touch for what it is. Most parents teach their children about stranger danger which accounts for 20% of cases of child sexual abuse. Although this…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – ‘Newark Is What Keeps Me Up At Night,’ Says Pediatrician Who Exposed Lead Levels in Flint

NEW JERSEY STRONG news - TAPinto .net REBECCA PANICO reports - NEWARK, NJ - For Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha -- the pediatrician who exposed lead levels in Flint, Mich. -- Newark’s lead crisis is one of her major ;  “Newark is what keeps me up at night right now,” Hanna-Attisha said during a community meeting Share More:
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DEP aware of residents living in a toxic environment around wind turbines. Supreme Court Shuts Down Turbines in MA

BOSTON STRONG news - Massachusetts Supreme Court has shut down both Falmouth wind turbines as they are a nuisance. Town Had Been Warned Prior To Construction. Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection since 2008 has acted as the architect of publicly funded wind turbines. Ignored Health. PATCH reports By Frank Haggerty, Patch Contributor -The Massachusetts Department of Environment Protection since 2008 has acted as the architect of publicly funded wind turbines. The DEP oversees contractors and almost everything except your health and safety working on publicly funded projects financed by the State Revolving Fund (SRF) In 2009 the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) an economic stimulus package to stimulate the economy. The common denominator…
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1,100 MW OFFSHORE OCEAN WIND PROJECTS TO END QUIET BEACHFRONTS

NEW JERSEY BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIES AWARDS HISTORIC 1,100 MW OFFSHORE WIND SOLICITATION TO ØRSTED’S OCEAN WIND PROJECT Office of the Gov reports - The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) unanimously granted the state’s first award for offshore wind to Ørsted’s Ocean Wind 1,100 MW project, giving the company the opportunity to build 1,100 MW of offshore wind in federal waters. The 1,100 MW of offshore wind is expected to power roughly 500,000 New Jersey homes and generate $ billion in economic benefits, in addition to creating an estimated 15,000 jobs over the project life. The decision sets the record for the single largest award for offshore wind in the country to date and marks further progress toward…
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NEW JERSEY STRONG WATER DISASTERS – Dangerous bacteria blooms

Sierra Club NJ reports - Trenton, NJ: More NJ Beaches Closed Due to Dangerous Bacteria Dangerous bacteria blooms are prompting advisories and forcing closures of more public swimming areas in New Jersey. The Spruce Run reservoir in Hunterdon County has been closed to swimmers for all but one day in June because of cyanobacteria blooms. The Hopatcong State Park beach was recently closed because of a Harmful Algal Bloom (HAB). Now 7 other Lake Hopatcong beaches have also been closed over bacteria concerns. Lake Mohawk in Sparta is under an advisory, although swimming is still allowed. The Swartswood Lake State Park swimming area has reopened after closing because of a HAB earlier this month.  “Our July 4 week is beginning, we’ll have…
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