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new jersey environment news, water quality

Advocates say PFAS bills would tighten federal control over chemicals

JON HURDLE / STATEIMPACT - Clean water advocates in Pennsylvania are welcoming proposed new federal legislation to curb the presence of toxic PFAS chemicals in drinking [go to article]
new jersey environment, delaware river

Grants awarded to improve health of Delaware River watershed

NATIONAL FISH AND WILDLIFE FOUNDATION - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) today announced 13 grant awards totaling $2.2 million for water quality [go to article]
Flood, Passaic River, Hurricane Irene

Why is flooding always so bad in North Jersey? The area was a prehistoric...

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Though a torrential downpour and 70 years of unfettered suburban development are to blame for the flooding that inundated Passaic River [go to article]
new jersey environment, delaware river

Map zeroes in on pollution in Delaware River watershed

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It is the longest free-flowing river east of the Mississippi, the source of drinking water for more than 15 million people [go to article]

New Jersey lakes need to go on a diet. Too much phosphorus causing harmful...

JAMES M. O'NEILL / NORTHJERSEY.COM - New Jersey’s lakes are suffering from too much of a good thing [go to article]
new jersey environment, delaware river

N.J. finds PFNAs, ‘chemicals of emerging concern,’ in some recreational fishing waters

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - For the first time, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has tested for man-made “chemicals of emerging concern” [go to article]

$5M in federal funding will help restore Delaware River Basin

BRENDA FLANAGAN / NJTV NEWS - It’s Jersey’s other coastline: the Delaware River. It runs along New Jersey’s entire western border, draining a watershed [go to article/video]
Columbia Lake, Knowlton, NJ

Big ‘ecological impact’ to follow removal of Warren County dam

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A few week ago, hundreds of shad were spotted swimming in a small pool at the bottom of a 109-year-old hydropower dam [go to article]

Go/no-go for power plant on one of NJ’s most pristine waterways

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - A proposal to build a power plant on the Musconetcong River has obtained an exemption from Highlands [go to article]
broken water pipes

Is NJ ready for water-use fee to fund billions in upgrades of aging infrastructure?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - It has never won support in the past, but a state senator is reviving a decades-old bill that would impose a fee on water use to fund the rebuilding [go to article]

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