Medical waste washes up on the Jersey Shore, and many cod fisheries close in Canada.
Mon, Jul 02 2012 at 6:00 AM
July 2, 1987:
The first incident in a two-year pollution mystery strikes the Jersey Shore, as bags of medical waste wash up along popular ocean beaches
. The state cites a 22 percent drop in tourist-related revenue along the Shore, and the origin of some of the waste is eventually traced to New York City's Fresh Kills landfill on Staten Island.
July 2, 1992:
The long-predicted collapse of Canada’s east coast cod fishery hits home
, as the Canadian government puts its cod fleet into cold shutdown. Tens of thousands of fishermen in Newfoundland and the Maritimes Provinces are idled, and centuries-old fishing communities are devastated. The shutdown, originally announced as a two-year measure, is still largely in effect.
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