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 Mayor Announces Major Progress In Addressing Lead Water CrisisAccording to new test results, the levels have dropped significantly, Mayor Ras Baraka announced Thursday.
Research Shows Dangerous Levels Of Lead In New York City SoilThe study proved the majority of the soil samples posed "significant risks to human life and ecological systems."
Schumer Calls For Federal Probe After Study Finds Lead, Other Metals In Baby FoodA study by Healthy Babies Bright Futures found the presence of heavy metals in 95% of the 168 baby foods that were tested.
95% Of Baby Foods Contain Dangerous Toxic Metals, Can Damage Brain Development, Report WarnsAccording to testing done by Healthy Babies Better Futures, a staggering 95 percent of the 168 baby foods from major manufacturers in the U.S. contained lead.
Stringer Report: 2,700 NYC Children Test Positive For Lead, City Missing InspectionsA shocking new study has found that thousands of children in all five boroughs have high levels of lead in their blood, largely because the city has failed to protect them.
Mark Peters On Report Finding 2,700 New York City Kids Exposed To LeadA shocking report finds 2,700 New York City kids tested positive for lead exposure when city agencies could have prevented it.
New Report Reveals NYC Failed To Inspect Thousands Of Buildings, 22,000 Children For Lead ExposureBetween 2013 and 2018, more than 9,600 buildings with documented cases of lead were never even inspected.
Newark Water Crisis: Mayor Of Belleville, N.J. Puts Up Billboard Demanding State Provide HelpTens of thousands residents of Belleville, N.J. use the same tap water that is provided to Newark residents, who are struggling to fix an ongoing lead crisis in the city.
Newark Water Crisis: Officials Say 97% Of Filters Tested Reduced Lead In WaterCity and state officials announced Monday that residents should use water filter Newark has provided, despite previous concerns they weren't effective in reducing lead in water.
Newark Water Crisis: New Plan Revealed To Fast-Track Process Of Replacing Lead PipesUnder the plan, Essex County will issue a $120 million bond to replace the problematic lead service pipes. It drastically speeds up the ongoing project, which was initially scheduled to take eight to 10 years. Now, it’s expected to take a year and a half to three years.
Newark Water Crisis: National Action Network To Rally In Support Of Mayor Ras BarakaCommunity leaders, clergy and local elected officials – including the mayors of Plainfield and Orange – are expected to attend the rally outside City Hall.
Newark Water Crisis: Bloomfield Officials Reassure Residents About Lead LevelsBloomfield started handing out free filters last year after 16 homes tested positive for high lead levels.
Newark Water Crisis: Judge Weighs Lawsuit To Expand Bottle DistributionPublic school and environmental advocates are fighting for door-to-door bottle delivery in the eastern part of the city after those communities were left out of the city’s initial advisory.
Newark Water Crisis: How Lead Can Affect Your ChildrenLead exposure can bring on quite a few health defects, but there are preventive measures you can take to reduce the risk. Dr. Judy Aschner of the Hackensack University Medical Center explains how.