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Saturday, January 19, 2019


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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]
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Environmentalists fear Trump water rule could impact Delaware, other area rivers

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - First came rollbacks of air and fuel emissions rules. Now, the Trump administration has proposed a rule it says will boost economic growth [go to article]
Murphy announces fracking ban

More than 100,000 people want to keep fracking out of the Delaware River basin....

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - Fracking is still big business in Pennsylvania. More than 7,000 wells in the Keystone State have been sunk into the Marcellus Shale [go to article]
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New chemical substitutes threaten to undermine NJ’s cutting-edge rules on PFAS

JON HURDLE / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey’s nation-leading efforts to protect the public from a class of toxic chemicals in drinking water are being threatened by the emergence [go to article]

Water system managers plan for upgrades, but funding is scarce

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe says the way responsibility is divvied up among [go to article/watch video]
Broken water main

Govs. Florio and Whitman: We’re working together to help tackle N.J.’s water infrastructure woes

JAMES J. FLORIO and CHRISTINE TODD WHITMAN / NJ.COM - It has been a tough year for New Jersey's water infrastructure [go to article]

Meet the four-legged detectives inspecting your water

RAVEN SANTANA / NJTV NEWS - Since 2016, over 565 acres of the Navesink River in Fair Haven was prohibited from harvesting shellfish due to high levels [go to article/video]
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Drinking water: 1.5M in NJ served by utilities that failed tests since Flint

RUSS ZIMMER and ANDREW FORD / APP.COM - Newark isn't the only place in New Jersey where the purity and safety of drinking water has been called into question [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]
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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]

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