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Saturday, December 14, 2019


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]
Drinking water

Cancer-linked PFAS in NJ drinking water need greater regulation: Pallone

AMANDA OGLESBY / APP.COM - A New Jersey congressman and environmentalists are urging the federal government to take action [go to article]
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New Jersey puts results of school lead tests in one place

DUSTIN RACIOPPI / APP.COM - Parents no longer need to navigate the depths of the internet to find out if their child's school has, or had [go to article]

New Dam removal to curb floods, boost water quality in Musconetcong River

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A sharp bend in the Musconetcong River near Hackettstown, Warren County [go to article]

Will Murphy’s pledge of $13.5M, scientific expertise to fight algae blooms do any good?

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s lakes are likely to be choked with toxic algae again next summer, despite Gov. Phil Murphy’s [go to article]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

NJ has a plan to ID and replace lead pipes throughout the state in...

STACEY BARCHENGER / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday advanced a plan to identify and replace lead pipes [go to article]
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What happened to New Jersey’s drinking-water watchdog?

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey environmentalists are pressing the Department of Environmental Protection to explain why a scientific panel [go to article]

Tap water at Trump National Golf Course contaminated with toxic ‘forever chemicals’

JAMES CROWLEY / NEWSWEEK - The Environmental Working Group has found that high levels of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and other perfluorinated chemicals (PFAS) [go to article]
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Toxic ‘forever chemicals’ found in more than 500 New Jersey water systems

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The number of New Jersey water systems where toxic PFAS chemicals were found surged by more than 11 times over the past year [go to article]

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