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Newark, NJ, has a lead contamination problem in its water

ADAM WERNICK / LIVING ON EARTH - Hundreds of thousands of citizens may be at risk of lead exposure from their tap water in Newark, New Jersey [go to article/audio]
Corroded pipe

The places across N.J. where too much lead has been found in the water

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It’s a problem that doesn’t discriminate -- it’s been detected all across the state, in rural, suburban, and urban areas [go to article]
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Clean water projects: DEP agrees additional state funding needed

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Within the next few years, the state will run out of matching funds to obtain hundreds of millions in federal dollars for crucial clean water [go to article]

NJ’s lead water pipes a billion-dollar concern without a solution

MICHAEL SYMONS / NJ 101.5 - At a Thursday budget hearing at the Statehouse, a lot of concern though no ambitious solutions about how to deal with lead leaching [go to article]
George Washington Bridge, Hudson River

Hudson river shows signs of rebound after decades as New York’s sewer

OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - New York’s Hudson river, once known as America’s Rhine in a nod to the famous European waterway, played a pivotal role [go to article]
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Lead in NJ water: Suez to remove 50,000 feet of lead pipes this year...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - About 25 percent of the lead pipes in Bergen and Hudson counties will be replaced this year under a plan unveiled Thursday [go to article]
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NJ implements nation’s toughest PFAS standard

KYLE BAGENSTOSE / BURLINGTON COUNTY TIMES - New Jersey implemented the nation’s strictest groundwater limits for a pair of emerging toxic chemicals [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]
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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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]

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