The Press of Atlantic City
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Two years ago, New Jersey’s largest city, Newark, was scrambling to address a serious threat to the safety of its drinking water. More than 20,000 water service lines in the city were made with lead, which is toxic when above levels allowed by regulation.
The National Resources Defense Council had sued the city the year before, alleging officials didn’t adequately monitor lead levels and played down the threat to residents.
Fixing the lead pipes was expected to take up to a decade. Residents were given water filters and told to use bottled water, as governments lined up funding and arranged for the replacement of service lines.
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