This dataset provides information on Environmental and Public Health Stressors for each block group in New Jersey to help implement the New Jersey Environmental Justice Law codified at N.J.S.A. 13:1D-157 et seq (EJ Law). Under the EJ Law "Environmental or public health stressors" means sources of environmental pollution, including, but not limited to, concentrated areas of air pollution, mobile sources of air pollution, contaminated sites, transfer stations or other solid waste facilities, recycling facilities, scrap yards, and point-sources of water pollution including, but not limited to, water pollution from facilities or combined sewer overflows; or conditions that may cause potential public health impacts, including, but not limited to, asthma, cancer, elevated blood lead levels, cardiovascular disease, and developmental problems in the overburdened community (OBC). The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (Department) has developed data for 26 individual stressors within these categories and a Combined Stressor Total, which is the sum of adverse stressors in each block group.
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP), Environmental Public Health and Safety, Office of Science and Policy