By CBSNewYork Team

NEWARK, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — There is a new step forward for safe drinking water in Newark.

In a proposed settlement submitted to a federal court, residents have secured safe drinking water protections from lead contamination.

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The agreement requires the city to finish replacing the pipes and ensure health protections for residents.

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The suit was brought by the Newark Education Workers Caucus and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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