According to the WNYC/NJ Public Radio investigative journalism series, "Dirty Little Secrets," New Jersey's industrial/environmental history is potentially or actually affecting 90% of us New Jerseyans.
For the big picture, take a look at the map -- the sites ring the state, along the shore and Delaware River. For detailed locations throughout the state and current information, you can enter an address at "Dirty Little Secrets: NJ's Contaminated Sites"
There was a followup segment on the NPR program, The Takeaway takeaway.org 12/9/2015.
Karen Reeds, PhD, FLS
A State of Health: New Jersey's Medical Heritage" (Rutgers UP, 2001) http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/product/State-of-Health,2011.aspx
Karen Reeds. 2015. “Houses No Warmer Than Barns: Peter Kalm on Fireplaces and Firewood in Colonial Pennsylvania”. The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 139 (3). Historical Society of Pennsylvania: 349–52. doi:10.5215/pennmaghistbio.139.3.0349.