Newark, NJ, has a lead contamination problem in its water

passaic river, newark, new jersey environment

ADAM WERNICK / LIVING ON EARTH – Hundreds of thousands of citizens may be at risk of lead exposure from their tap water in Newark, New Jersey.

The city recently started handing out water filters to some of its citizens after plans to replace the city’s lead piping system stalled. The National Resource Defense Council has sued the city of Newark to force it to respond to its water contamination problems …

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