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Algae

Toxic bacteria has invaded N.J. lakes — and isn’t going away anytime soon

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - On Tuesday, Greenwood Lake in West Milford became the latest popular New Jersey waterbody to be closed for swimming [go to article]
Algae, cyanobacteria

Another large N.J. lake closes swimming areas due to toxic algae

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - The toxic bacteria that has all but shut down New Jersey’s largest lake has struck yet another major lake [go to article]

Toxic, rash-inducing algae bloom spotted at third N.J. lake

CHRIS SHELDON / NJ.COM - Another algal bloom that can cause rashes and other health problems was spotted at a third New Jersey lake this week [go to article]
storm drain

Lake Hopatcong’s toxic algae bloom renews fight over stormwater law derided as ‘rain tax’

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - The severity of toxic algae blooms like the one affecting popular Lake Hopatcong could be minimized if more New Jersey [go to article]
Algae, cyanobacteria

Lake Hopatcong closure seen as wake-up call for state’s watersheds

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For some conservationists, the closure of the state’s largest and most important [go to article]
Aquifers

Contamination from Philadelphia refinery that exploded could pollute New Jersey groundwater. Here’s how.

FRANK KUMMER / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - The Philadelphia Energy Solutions refinery operations, part of which exploded and burned June 21 in South Philadelphia [go to article]

As weather gets wetter, what can towns do to cut down on flooding from...

MICHAELLE BOND / PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER - Camden has a few things in common with the likes of New York City, Boston, and Philadelphia [go to article]
video

‘That lake is screwed’: What to know about the bacteria threatening Lake Hopatcong

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - New Jersey’s largest lake is all but closed, ravaged by an invasion of harmful bacteria [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, Spruce Run

Hunterdon County lake plagued with harmful algae blooms

NEWS 12 NJ - A lake in Hunterdon County is under a warning from the Department of Environmental Protection due to an algae bloom [go to article]
Lake Hopatcong, NJ

Don’t swim or touch Lake Hopatcong water, advises NJDEP

WILLIAM WESTHOVEN / DAILY RECORD - Don't swim or even touch the water in Lake Hopatcong, state officials advised Thursday [go to article]

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