Lead In Water

Newark water problem
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Mack Rosenberg
December 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm
A new report suggests Newark officials knew about problems in the water years ago and that there were several red flags that were ignored.
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Gov. Phil Murphy with Newark officials
Edwin J. Torres/Governor’s Office.
Associated Press
October 10, 2019 - 9:40 am
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is calling for a sweeping $500 million bond to finance the replacement of lead pipes and lead paint across the state.
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Gov. Phil Murphy with Newark officials
Edwin J. Torres/Governor’s Office.
WCBS 880 Newsroom
September 23, 2019 - 3:23 pm
Sampling done in hundreds of Newark homes has found that up to 99 percent of city-issued water filters are working.
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Newark Press Conference
New Jersey Governors Office
Sean Adams
August 26, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Officials on Monday announced a $120 million plan to tackle Newark’s lead crisis.
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Newark Mayor Mayor Ras Baraka
Ethan Harp/WCBS 880
August 19, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Newark's mayor says it could take another month before additional testing is completed on lead levels in the city's water supply.
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Newark water crisis lawyers
Marla Diamond/WCBS 880
August 15, 2019 - 1:01 pm
Newark's response to lead in tap water moved to a federal courtroom Thursday.
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Bottled water
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August 14, 2019 - 3:00 pm
New Jersey authorities are working with federal officials to determine how widespread lead in Newark's drinking water might be.
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Tap Water
PA Images/Sipa USA
November 08, 2018 - 3:07 pm
Elevated levels of lead have turned up in the Newark water supply this week, and city officials on Thursday defended their response to the problem.
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