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new jersey environment news, water treatment

How the Clean Water Act fixed the Delaware River’s pollution problem

SUSAN PHILLIPS / WHYY - President Donald Trump came into office promising to roll back environmental regulations. Last year, he boasted about his actions at a conference [go to article]
new jersey environment, recycling, plastic

The Delaware River’s invisible threats

DANA BATES and SUSAN PHILLIPS / WHYY - More than forty-five years after the passage of the Clean Water Act, the Delaware River has gone from being an eyesore and a hazard [go to article]
new jersey environment news, water

Governor stresses unsafe lead levels in NJ water but offers no quick fixes

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Gov. Phil Murphy yesterday said it is time to focus on New Jersey’s aging water infrastructure, a problem most dramatically underscore [go to article]
Delaware River Bridge, Philadelphia

The death of the Delaware River

DANA BATE / WHYY - Joe Newton would fish on the Delaware River every day if he could. “It depends on the weather and the conditions and the like,” the Willingboro [go to article]

Lots of rain in 2018 made local rivers run high and fast. Will climate...

DANA BATE / WHYY - If you remember 2018 as being one rainstorm after the next, you aren’t far off [go to article]
sewer grate, new jersey

Green groups: Proposed overhaul of stormwater rules doesn’t go far enough

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The state is proposing to overhaul one of the most contentious rules adopted by the Christie administration, but critics say it falls short [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

Microplastic pollution in headwaters of Raritan River to become major problem?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - Even the rural headwaters of the south branch of the Raritan River contain microplastics, particles so small as to be nearly invisible [go to article]

Newark residents sue city over handling of lead-contaminated water

MICHAEL HILL / NJTV NEWS - History teacher Al Moussab is one of the Newark residents suing his city over lead in its water [go to article]
rain garden bioswale

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]
Trenton, Delawre River, new jersey environment

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]

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