NJ Toughens Penalties For Dumping Medical Waste

Law360, New York (November 19, 2012, 9:36 PM EST) -- Legislation signed Monday by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will allow the state to suspend or revoke the licenses of medical professionals or waste-handling companies found guilty of illegally dumping medical waste.

The measure, which won bipartisan support in the state Legislature, was introduced after improperly dumped medical waste caused a series of beach closures the weekend before Labor Day 2008.

Sponsors say the tough provisions of the law will help the state better protect its natural resources and crack down on polluters.

“The illegal dumping...
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