NJ home to 35 sites where two PFAS chemicals top new state limits

Drinking water

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT – Researchers have identified 35 New Jersey sites where drinking-water tests in recent years reveal contamination with two toxic PFAS chemicals exceeds limits now being implemented by state officials.

Environmental Working Group, a national advocate for stricter limits on the chemicals, compiled PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) testing data from local water systems, an academic survey, and military authorities throughout the country, and presented it in a national map that was first published in July 2018 …

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