Diesel Brochure (218 kb, pdf)
- hot spots
- kids clean air zones
Diesel Fact Sheet (37 kb, pdf)
The new Diesel Risk Reduction Law, P.L. 2005, c. 219, enacted on September 7, 2005, is a first step toward
addressing an urgent public health issue: controlling particulate matter from diesel-powered vehicles. Diesel
emissions contain more than 40 known and probable carcinogens, including fine particles, commonly called soot.
These pollutants are known to cause or exacerbate asthma, bronchitis, lung cancer, heart disease and premature
death. By reducing exposure to diesel particulates through retrofits to vehicles and the use of ultralow sulfur fuel, New Jersey can save lives and reduce health care costs.
Kids Clean Air Zones presentation (3.6 mb, pdf)
New Jersey's Big Dirty Diesel Secret
- 2nd greatest cancer risk from diesel soot.
- 4th worst in the U.S. for non-cancer impacts.
- From Hudson County to Cape May, soot levels were 1394 to 256 times higher than what the U.S. EPA advises.
The Diesel Emissions Reduction Resolution (59 kb, pdf)
Pollution and incidences of cancer broken down by county