Newark Closing In On Swift Completion Of Lead Water Service Line Replacement, A Feat The Feds Call RemarkableLead from the pipes was leaking into the water for years. Now, Newark city leaders say the worry is nearly over.
Newark Water Crisis: Volunteers To Visit 18,000 Homes Amid Lead Crisis, Get Sign-Ups For Line ReplacementsThis action comes as the city implements a $120 million program to speed-up the replacement of every remaining lead service line in Newark.
Newark Water Crisis: Luxury High Rise Finds Lead In Their Water Despite City's Claims It Was SafeIndependent testing found high levels of lead and now the city is stepping in to investigate. Mayor Ras Baraka said testing of the Wanaque system has found that it operates “well within federal standards.”
City To Test 135,000 NYCHA Public Housing Apartments For LeadFor the first time ever 135,000 public housing apartments will be tested for lead.
Months After Mayor's Lead Paint Scandal, De Blasio Promises 'Lead Free NYC' In Every ApartmentMayor Bill de Blasio is waging a war on childhood exposure to lead paint, promising a "Lead Free NYC" plan to screen every apartment for hazards.
Red Hook Residents Frustrated Over Delay Cleaning Up Lead-Contaminated Playing FieldsOnce home to little league teams, football games and soccer matches, several of the Red Hook fields in Brooklyn now sit fenced off and seemingly abandoned.
Newark School District Sued Over Lead In Drinking WaterAttorney Joel Silberman says the lawsuit against Newark's public schools seeks class-action status and was filed in federal court Tuesday.
Parents Remain Concerned Following Lead Contamination In Schools' Drinking WaterThe Paterson School District tested nearly 600 water sources in 45 schools and 25 of those sources had elevated levels of lead.
Connecticut Senator Proposes Tax Credit To Help Homeowners Pay For Lead RemovalConnecticut Sen. Chris Murphy notes removing lead can be expensive, well above the means of many middle class homeowners
NJ Lawmakers Call For Water System Legislation In Wake Of Flint CrisisNew Jersey's water system could receive a boost under proposed legislation set to be introduced in Washington this week.
Environmentalist: Entire N.J. Town Should Be Tested For LeadLead levels in homes just outside a New Jersey superfund site have been found to be dangerously high and that has some observers demanding quick action.