Secondary Bibliography-ZV

Annotated Bibliography

  1. Michael Herz * (1996). ARTICLE: Structures of Environmental Criminal Enforcement. Fordham Environmental Law Journal, 7, 679. Retrieved from

Michael Herz, a Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University in New York City, New York, writes an analysis of the internal dynamics of the DOJ and the EPA  in enforcing environmental justice. This source presents answers as to how the federal entities tend to handle environmental injustices of the largest scale. In doing so, it gives a great introduction into the legal landscape Superfund Sites usually participates in, allowing me to explain where the Diamond Alkali Site fits in this.

  1. Kelly, S., Roberts, V. H., & Niles, D. A. (2006). New jersey’s natural resource damages initiative: Is the “sleeping giant” waking up?[dagger]. FDCC Quarterly, 56(3), 345-398. Retrieved from 

The authors are all esteemed professionals within the insurance industry, and have been on the frontlines of environmental adjudication. This source allows me to present an interesting initiative within the State of New Jersey called the Natural Resource Damages. This initiative details how the state of New Jersey aims to deal with the adjudication of justice in response to environmental inequity. This article speaks on the pros and cons of this initiative. This will help me analyze the state’s role in the Passaic River’s remediation, by providing an explanation of how the state determines damages and give me the first hint of how the Diamond Alkali Site is unique or consistent amongst other sites. It will also present how Potentially Responsible Parties act legally, some of the arguments they present, but in general the position they can hold within the arbitration of a Superfund Site remediation. 

  1. Iannuzzi, T. J., & Ludwig, D. F. (2005). An Interdisciplinary Investigation of Ecological History and Environmental Restoration Objectives in an Urban Landscape. Ecological Restoration, 23(3), 157–166.

This article features a comprehensive study of the degradation history of the Lower Passaic River. This article is unique in that it considers the urban factors at play in this history, giving an image to what the cities and municipalities located along the southern half of the river. It is also important in my project to represent this perspective in order to present the whole picture in which my Superfund site is situated. It will provide helpful insight within this article.

Keywords: Business, Water, Factories, Toxics, Soil