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New Jersey Should Draft Better Radon Regulations, Court Says

Nov. 2, 2018, 8:38 PM

A court has urged New Jersey regulators to flesh out rules on radon measurement and mitigation in response to a dispute with the state’s largest radon testing company.

In a Nov. 2 decision, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division partially affirmed, partially reversed, and remanded a decision by the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) against Radiation Data Inc. of Skillman.

“The DEP is also urged to engage in prospective rulemaking,” the court concluded.

The decision could spell changes to New Jersey’s Radiation Protection Act (N.J.S.A. 26:2D-1 to -89)

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