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Thursday, March 21, 2019


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‘We’re moving as quickly as we can’: EPA announces plan to address PFAS water...

JUSTINE MCDANIEL and LAURA MCCRYSTAL / PHILLY.COM - Responding to water contamination that has affected communities across the country [go to article]
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Lawmakers want inventory of lead service lines in public water systems

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - In a step to get a better handle on the extent of lead contamination in New Jersey’s drinking water, a Senate committee yesterday [go to article]

Why is a stormwater management bill being called a ‘rain tax’?

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - A bill aimed at managing New Jersey’s stormwater runoff and the pollution that comes with it is being dubbed a “rain tax” by some [go to article]

Environmentalists raise concerns about salting roads during winter months

JOANNA GAGIS / NJTV NEWS - New Jersey commuters won’t soon forget the snowstorm that stalled the northern part of the state on Nov. 15 last year. Just a few inches of snow [go to article]
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DEP says EPA didn’t consider many health risks when approving PFAS replacements

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey scientists are accusing the federal government of failing to consider many health risks posed by a group of chemicals [go to article]
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Will Murphy’s plan to constantly salt the roads wreak environmental havoc? Time will tell.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Another snowstorm hit parts of New Jersey on Tuesday, and like clockwork trucks were out on highways and roads across the state [go to article]
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Which streams in the Delaware Watershed are too dirty for swimming and fishing?

EVAN GADDY / WHYY - Is it safe to swim in the stream at your local park? Will you catch a deadly disease if you eat fish caught in the Schuylkill [go to article]
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New Jersey proposes PFAS regulations for groundwater; EPA regulations delayed by shutdown

SUSAN PHILLIPS / STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has taken a step toward cleaning up water contamination [go to article]
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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]
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Where are NJ’s new chemical rules? Enviros accuse DEP of more foot-dragging on PFAS

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Environmentalists are urging state officials to speed up regulation of two toxic chemicals that have been recommended for tight new health limits [go to article]

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