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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]
Drinking water

Bergen County drinking water sample ranks fourth for toxic PFAS in national study

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - A drinking water sample taken from a Bergen County town had one of the highest concentrations of an increasingly [go to article]
lead pipe plumbing

New Jersey finds 160,000 lead pipes in homes and businesses, so far

MIKE CATALINI / AP / MORNING CALL - New Jersey’s first attempt to put together a comprehensive inventory of the type of lead pipes that caused a drinking water [go to article]

Lots of rain in 2018 made local rivers run high and fast. Will climate...

DANA BATE / WHYY - If you remember 2018 as being one rainstorm after the next, you aren’t far off [go to article]
Flooded sign

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]
Stream waterfall, Nishisakawick Creek, Frenchtown, NJ

Trump repeals key elements of Clean Water Act

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The Trump administration yesterday finalized repeal of key provisions of the Clean Water Act, stripping away protections [go to article]
new jersey environment, delaware river

Map zeroes in on pollution in Delaware River watershed

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It is the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi, the source of drinking water for more than 15 million people [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water quality

N.J. sets stringent standard on cancer-causing chemical PFOA in drinking water

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The Christie administration said Wednesday the state will regulate levels of two contaminants in drinking water [go to article]
Lead water pipe under construction, Newark

More than 100 NJ water systems may have unsafe lead levels

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In another indication of how widespread lead contamination may be in our drinking water, a new analysis has found 104 New Jersey [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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