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Harmful algae bloom

New Jersey DEP provides $13.5M to address harmful algal blooms

WATERWORLD - The NJ Department of Environmental Protection is making $13.5 million in funding available for local projects to improve water quality [go to article]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

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

STACEY BARCHENGER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey lawmakers who pledged to quickly address the threat of lead in water systems have just one new law [go to article]
lead pipe plumbing

Old lead pipes push replacement plan in New Jersey capital

MIKE CATALINI / AP / WHYY - All 37,000 of the lead water pipes in New Jersey’s capital city will be replaced over the next five years at an estimated cost of $150 million [go to article]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

‘We are not done’: As lead levels drop in NJ drinking water, Suez plans...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Lead levels in Bergen and Hudson county drinking water fell below an important federal threshold for the first [go to article]
Salt truck

Is road salt poisoning our drinking water? Two words: Flint, Michigan

AMANDA OGLESBY / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Road salt. Each winter it saves countless lives by keeping roads and sidewalks clear of ice and snow [go to article]
Stream waterfall, Nishisakawick Creek, Frenchtown, NJ

Opinion: Better public drinking water standards are a must for New Jersey

CINDY EHRENCLOU / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For families who get their drinking water from public utilities, the annual test results that come [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water

Was Newark’s water crisis preventable? Records reveal problems festered for years.

KAREN YI / NJ.COM - Before the comparisons to Flint, Michigan, before trucks full of bottled water rumbled through Newark’s streets, before parents [go to article]
glass of water

EPA ‘close’ to decision on regulating PFAS, but enforcement likely years away

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s unclear whether the federal government will meet its own year-end deadline for deciding whether to regulate [go to article]

DEP signs off on new stormwater runoff rule – very quietly

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday quietly signed a controversial new rule [go to article]
Stream waterfall, Nishisakawick Creek, Frenchtown, NJ

Rivers, lakes show some gains, some losses in water quality

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s rivers, lakes and shoreline waters show declining levels of some pollutants [go to article]

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