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Dear EarthTalk: Recent news reports have revealed the discovery of previously unknown species inhabiting the deepest parts of our oceans. Is anything being done to protect this habitat before humans have a chance to fish it to death or otherwise destroy it? — Matthew Polk, Gary, IN

NJ Forms Nuclear Review Task Force

TRENTON – The state Department of Environmental Protection announced the formation of a task force that will conduct an assessment of operations and emergency preparedness plans for the New Jersey’s four nuclear generating facilities. The review will determine whether any early lessons from the ongoing nuclear emergency in Japan could enhance New Jersey’s current nuclear response protocols.