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Is road salt poisoning our drinking water? Two words: Flint, Michigan

AMANDA OGLESBY / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Road salt. Each winter it saves countless lives by keeping roads and sidewalks clear of ice and snow [go to article]
Stream waterfall, Nishisakawick Creek, Frenchtown, NJ

Opinion: Better public drinking water standards are a must for New Jersey

CINDY EHRENCLOU / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For families who get their drinking water from public utilities, the annual test results that come [go to article]
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Was Newark’s water crisis preventable? Records reveal problems festered for years.

KAREN YI / NJ.COM - Before the comparisons to Flint, Michigan, before trucks full of bottled water rumbled through Newark’s streets, before parents [go to article]
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EPA ‘close’ to decision on regulating PFAS, but enforcement likely years away

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It’s unclear whether the federal government will meet its own year-end deadline for deciding whether to regulate [go to article]

DEP signs off on new stormwater runoff rule – very quietly

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state Department of Environmental Protection on Tuesday quietly signed a controversial new rule [go to article]
Stream waterfall, Nishisakawick Creek, Frenchtown, NJ

Rivers, lakes show some gains, some losses in water quality

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s rivers, lakes and shoreline waters show declining levels of some pollutants [go to article]
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Cancer-linked PFAS in NJ drinking water need greater regulation: Pallone

AMANDA OGLESBY / APP.COM - A New Jersey congressman and environmentalists are urging the federal government to take action [go to article]
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New Jersey puts results of school lead tests in one place

DUSTIN RACIOPPI / APP.COM - Parents no longer need to navigate the depths of the internet to find out if their child's school has, or had [go to article]

New Dam removal to curb floods, boost water quality in Musconetcong River

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A sharp bend in the Musconetcong River near Hackettstown, Warren County [go to article]
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Will Murphy’s pledge of $13.5M, scientific expertise to fight algae blooms do any good?

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s lakes are likely to be choked with toxic algae again next summer, despite Gov. Phil Murphy’s [go to article]

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