Opinion: Stop the importation of toxic water

new jersey environment, delaware river

JAN FILIOS / THE INTELLIGENCER – If you could exert influence to protect your drinking water from potential carcinogens, neurotoxins and radioactive materials, would you take the time to go to a website and express the unequivocal need to avoid the presence of these toxins?

March 30 is the last day that the Delaware River Basin Commission will take public input on new oversight rules for our watershed resources. Our access to toxin free water hangs in the balance of their decision to allow what activities can go on there. The four states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Delaware all use the Delaware River as their water source.

Public pressure convinced the DRBC in 2010 to provide temporary protection from hydraulic fracking processes in the basin that extract underground gas and that are dangerous for our health and well being …

Jan Filios is a representative of Bucks Environmental Action.

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