Newark Mayor Announces Major Progress In Addressing Lead Water CrisisAccording to new test results, the levels have dropped significantly, Mayor Ras Baraka announced Thursday.
Newark Water Crisis: Murphy Seeks $500 Million Bond To Replace Lead Paint, PipesGov. Phil Murphy has laid out a strategy to tackle the state's ongoing lead crisis. On Thursday, he announced a multi-faceted plan to make the state's water system lead free within 10 years.
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: 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.”
Newark Water Crisis: Judge Rules No Bottled Water For Residents Served By Wanaque FacilityIn her ruling, the judge said the water from Wanaque is safe to drink.
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: City To Announce $120 Million Bond Program To Speed Up Lead Pipe ReplacementSources told CBS2 officials will be fast tracking the process to replace thousands of old lead pipes to get safe water for residents faster than expected.
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: 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: Hospital Offering Free Lead Testing For Residents Affected By Water CrisisThe hospital's Ambulatory Care Center on Bergen Street welcomed thousands of people who may have lead in their drinking water.
Newark Water Crisis: Group In Court Demanding Expanded Help Amid Lead CrisisRight now, only residents living in areas service by the Pequannock water treatment plant are eligible for free water.
Newark Water Crisis: Lawsuit Seeks Bottled Water To Be Delivered, N.J.'s DEP Commish To Meet With FedsNew Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe said the EPA was surprised the water filters distributed in the lead contaminated areas were not working.
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.