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Upgraded classifications for 750 miles of NJ’s rivers and streams

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - For the first time in more than a decade, the state is significantly upgrading protections for 749 miles of rivers and streams [go to article]
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A hidden scandal: America’s school students exposed to water tainted by toxic lead

JESSICA GLENZAAND and OLIVER MILMAN / THE GUARDIAN - When Shakima Thomas came home from her job as a Newark, New Jersey social worker in October 2018 [go to article]
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Criticizing inaction on lead in New Jersey school’s drinking water supplies

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Despite lead in drinking water supplies having been detected in hundreds of New Jersey’s public school buildings, advocates say there [go to article]

Trenton touts rapid improvement in city’s water quality

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - Trenton Mayor Reed Gusciora says the city has made improving water quality a top priority since July when he was sworn in [go to article]

Is NJ doing enough to regulate harmful PFAS in drinking water?

LEAH MISHKIN / NJTV NEWS - The New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute was asked by the state Department of Environmental Protection to evaluate a family of chemicals [go to article]

Budget deal gives $6M for Delaware River Basin restoration

AVALON ZOPPO / PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY - The budget deal signed by President Donald Trump on Friday includes $6 million to help restore the Delaware River [go to article]
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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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