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Friday, April 19, 2019


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Newark may go to court to defend lead levels in its drinking water

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - The city of Newark and the acting commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Protection are facing a court battle over unsafe levels [go to article]

Attention, New Jersey: You’re treating our rivers like ‘garbage cans.’ Stop.

MICHAEL SOL WARREN / NJ.COM - It is Earth Day weekend 2018, and around the Garden State thousands of volunteers will wade into streams and rivers to pull hundreds of tires [go to article]
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Will Murphy let company dump treated wastewater into Delaware River?

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - At one time, the sprawling 1,455-acre DuPont Chambers Work facility was the largest commercial wastewater treatment plant [go to article]
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PFOA: No one knows how much of the cancer-causing chemical is in our water

RUSS ZIMMER / APP.COM - Drinking water contamination from a family of industrial chemicals linked to cancer and other health problems is not just a New Jersey [go to article]
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Swamp microbe has pollution-munching power

SCIENCE DAILY - Sewage treatment may be an unglamorous job, but bacteria are happy to do it. Sewage plants rely on bacteria to remove environmental toxins [go to article]
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William Penn Foundation gives $42M to protect Delaware River, bringing total to $100M

FRANK KUMMER / PHILLY.COM - Philadelphia’s William Penn Foundation says it is injecting an additional $42 million into protecting the Delaware River watershed [go to article]
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New Jersey looks to $50m bond issue to fund stormwater management

TOM JOHNSON / NJ SPOTLIGHT - New Jersey may finally be coming up with some financing to tackle one of its most expensive and intractable pollution problems [go to article]
new jersey environment, water, stream

De-icing salt boosts safety during storms, but it poses a threat to fresh water

CATALINA JARAMILLO / STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA - Applying salt on roads and sidewalks during storm events is a safety issue — it helps keep roads drivable during winter [go to article]
Trenton, Delawre River, new jersey environment

Cape Town water crisis reminds how Philly has been able to avoid its own...

JOHN KOPP / PHILLY VOICE - Facing an unprecedented water crisis, Cape Town, South Africa is restricting residents to a mere 13 gallons of water each day [go to article]
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DuPont spinoff company could soon process toxic water for profit

SCOTT FALLON / NORTHJERSEY.COM - Although under fire for how it has handled the cleanup of its pollution in a Pompton Lakes neighborhood, a DuPont spinoff company [go to article]

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