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Resource ID: #23735
Subject: Development
Source: Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
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Date: 1/18; 2/16; 4/9; 5/6; 6/8; 9/21; 10/21; 10/23; 10/25; 12/23

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"The stories examined how a $1-billion plan to clean up and reclaim a large swath of the Meadowlands -- New Jersey's infamous toxic swamps and trash dumps -- lead to an environmental disaster underwritten by the state's taxpayers." The reporters found that the plan was plagued with corruption. For example, the developers who were supposed to be cleaning the area made $30 million by opening it up to dumpers. The Meadowlands site is now more polluted than when the project began.

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