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Thursday, March 21, 2019


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Newark environmental group claims that lead levels are high in drinking water

AP / EYEWITNESS NEWS ABC 7 NY - An environmental group sued the city of Newark on Tuesday, alleging officials violated federal safe drinking water laws [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]
Murphy announces fracking ban

More than 100,000 people want to keep fracking out of the Delaware River basin....

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Fracking is still big business in Pennsylvania. More than 7,000 wells in the Keystone State have been sunk into the Marcellus Shale [go to article]
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Microplastic pollution in headwaters of Raritan River to become major problem?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Even the rural headwaters of the south branch of the Raritan River contain microplastics, particles so small as to be nearly invisible [go to article]
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Stormwater utilities to control polluted runoff get a push from pols

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A decade-long legislative push to overhaul the system that controls runoff from storms that pollutes New Jersey’s waterways [go to article]
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DuPont spinoff company could soon process toxic water for profit

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Although under fire for how it has handled the cleanup of its pollution in a Pompton Lakes neighborhood, a DuPont spinoff company [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water treatment

Swamp microbe has pollution-munching power

SCIENCE DAILY - Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins [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]
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As public concern about PFAS climbs, EPA urged to set enforceable standard

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Clean-water advocates and U.S. lawmakers pressed the federal Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to set an enforceable [go to article]
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State first to regulate PFNA in drinking water

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a safe drinking water standard for one of the most toxic [go to article]

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