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April 12, 2012 | Number of The Day

Two of New Jersey’s waterways — the Delaware River and Morses Creek — made the list of the top 20 in the nation for total toxic discharges, ranked by Environment America.

More than million pounds of legal toxic discharges were sent into the Delaware River and the Morses Creek in 2010, ranking the Delaware fifth in the country for toxic discharges with 6.7 million pounds. Morses Creek, which is located near the Goethels Bridge near Linden and Elizabeth, was the recipient of 2.4 million pounds, ranking it 19th.

The Delaware River delivers drinking water to more than 5 million New Jerseyans. Morses Creek is a common fishing area.