Any of the following types of public utilities now or hereafter organized and existing under and by virtue of any law of this State: electric light, heat and power; canal; gas; pipeline; railroad; underground railroad; sewerage; solid waste disposal as defined in section 3 of P.L. 1970, c.40 (C.); water power; street railway or traction; telegraph or telephone; or water, in addition to and not in substitution of whatever other right, power and authority it may have and possess, may, subject to the restrictions as provided hereinafter, take or acquire under the provisions of P.L. 1971, c.361 (C. et seq.), such property or other interest therein which may be reasonably necessary for the purposes enumerated for each such utility in the succeeding sections hereto. In the case of solid waste disposal facilities, the condemnation proceeding may not commence unless the Department of Environmental Protection finds, pursuant to the provisions of section 17 of P.L. 1975, c.326 (C. ) that the site to be taken is a suitable site for a solid waste disposal facility, and that it will not pose an undue risk to the environment or public health.
N.J.S. § 48:3-17.6