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NJ implements nation’s toughest PFAS standard

KYLE BAGENSTOSE / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - New Jersey implemented the nation’s strictest groundwater limits for a pair of emerging toxic chemicals [go to article]
Maurice River, New Jersey Delaware Bayshore

Tree planting program restores river health

MICHELE S. BYERS / NJ CONSERVATION FOUNDATION - Here’s a not-too-fun fact. Eighty-five percent of New Jersey’s rivers are considered impaired [go to article]
Passaic River, Newark, NJ, Riverfront Park

The swap-a-fish program that traded tilapia for seafood contaminated by Agent Orange

REINA GATTUSO / ATLAS OBSCURA - As it glints in the afternoon sunlight, Newark, New Jersey’s Passaic River looks peaceful. But a plaque along the boardwalk has a warning [go to article]
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FEMA knocks state plan to lessen stormwater runoff problems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Federal Emergency Management Agency has faulted the state’s new rules to manage stormwater runoff — the single biggest [go to article]
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Upgraded classifications for 750 miles of NJ’s rivers and streams

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in more than a decade, the state is significantly upgrading protections for 749 miles of rivers and streams [go to article]
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A hidden scandal: America’s school students exposed to water tainted by toxic lead

JESSICA GLENZAAND and OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - When Shakima Thomas came home from her job as a Newark, New Jersey social worker in October 2018 [go to article]
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Criticizing inaction on lead in New Jersey school’s drinking water supplies

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Despite lead in drinking water supplies having been detected in hundreds of New Jersey’s public school buildings, advocates say there [go to article]

Trenton touts rapid improvement in city’s water quality

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora says the city has made improving water quality a top priority since July when he was sworn in [go to article]

Is NJ doing enough to regulate harmful PFAS in drinking water?

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - The New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute was asked by the state Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate a family of chemicals [go to article]

Budget deal gives $6M for Delaware River Basin restoration

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The budget deal signed by President Donald Trump on Friday includes $6 million to help restore the Delaware River [go to article]

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