Editorial: Making Jersey’s water safer

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NORTHJERSEY.COM – Last week, the Christie administration moved aggressively to ward off the effects of two carcinogens that have become far too prevalent in New Jersey’s drinking water. The action represents the first enactment of such standards in the nation, and even though it comes late – a year after being recommended following a study by a scientific water quality panel – the move is strong and welcome. Going forward, it will help better protect residents from the nasty effects of two contaminants, PFOA and PFNA.

“Setting protective standards for these contaminants continues New Jersey’s long tradition of being a national leader in using strong science to ensure residents receive the highest-quality drinking water,” Bob Martin, commissioner of the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, said during an announcement about the new standards …

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