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Saturday, January 19, 2019


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Newark’s water breaches levels for dangerous contaminant. And nearby towns are drinking it, too.

MICHAEL WARREN and KAREN YI / NJ.COM - First it was lead. Now it's a likely carcinogenic chemical. Newark has again violated a federal standard [go to article]
oil in water, pollution

New Jersey looks to $50m bond issue to fund stormwater management

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may finally be coming up with some financing to tackle one of its most expensive and intractable pollution problems [go to article]
water faucet

Elevated lead levels found in drinking water in Bergen, Hudson county homes

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Elevated lead levels have been found in the drinking water of some homes in Bergen and Hudson counties, prompting the Suez water [go to article]
Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark

Newark mayor defends actions in city’s water crisis

DAVID PORTER / NJ HERALD - The mayor of New Jersey's largest city denounced comparisons Thursday between high lead levels affecting as many as 18,000 residences [go to article]
rain garden bioswale

Rain gardens in NJ: Small projects help alleviate stormwater problems

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A community rain garden may seem like a minor contribution to the multibillion-dollar overhaul of New Jersey’s water infrastructure [go to article]
beach and seawater

Why fecal bacteria sometimes takes over Jersey Shore beaches

RUSS ZIMMER / NBC 10 - The cloud of fecal bacteria that lingered off New Jersey beaches last week is a reminder of a grim truth on the Shore: The water [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

N.J. enlists in fight against Trump to protect clean water

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - The Garden State is going to court over the Trump administration's efforts to rollback Obama-era water protections [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

The Delaware River’s invisible threats

DANA BATES and SUSAN PHILLIPS / WHYY - More than forty-five years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Delaware River has gone from being an eyesore and a hazard [go to article]
Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey

Wide range of groups gather to talk about protecting Delaware Watershed

MICHELLE BRUNETTI POST / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - Rodale Institute’s Diana Martin traveled from her company headquarters in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, to be [go to article]
Farm on Delaware River, Warren County, NJ

William Penn Foundation gives $42M to protect Delaware River, bringing total to $100M

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Philadelphia’s William Penn Foundation says it is injecting an additional $42 million into protecting the Delaware River watershed [go to article]

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