Newark Officials Distribute Bottled Water Amidst Lead Level Concerns

Maria Perez
Aug 19, 2019 - 8:15

Officials in Newark, New Jersey handed out water bottles to its citizens after concerns over rising lead levels in the water. The Environmental Protection Agency sent a letter to Newark officials on August 9 warning that the water filters distributed by the city were insufficient to protect its residents from high lead levels. The agency also said it found “lead levels exceeding 15 parts per billion, the applicable federal and state drinking water standard.” “We are unable at this time to assure Newark residents that their heath is fully protected when drinking tap water filtered through these...

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