Despite promises, NJ lawmakers have just one law about lead in water. They proposed 30.

Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

STACEY BARCHENGER / NORTHJERSEY.COM – New Jersey lawmakers who pledged to quickly address the threat of lead in water systems have just one new law to show for the last three months of work.

And now, the Legislature hits the reset button Tuesday, when it convenes for a new session. Unfinished business — including 30 bills that would mandate removing lead pipes and more broadly address the threat of lead in water, soil and paint — needs to be reintroduced by lawmakers, ultimately delaying any decisive action …

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