Toxic house woes in New Jersey

What do you do if you find out that your house is on top of toxic land? According to Herve Blemur, a Sayreville resident who bought his home over 15 years ago, you can't do much.

Aside from the possible health concerns, Blemur says you can't sell the home. "I'm a part-time realtor and when you're selling your house, you have to disclose anything that might possibly be wrong with it," Blemur said. "Plus, as a dad, I wouldn't want to see somebody else come in and live in here and have all the same type of problems."

This may soon change if the New Jersey Senate passes a bill allowing the Department Of Environmental Protection to buy homes where remediation efforts did not solve contamination problems. The bill was introduced by Assemblyman John Wisniewski, who says buying homes in this particular situation would actually save the state money.

The bill has passed in the New Jersey Assembly and is waiting for a Senate vote.

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