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High Levels of Chromium 6 Found in Many NJ Water Systems, Study Says
Jon Hurdle | September 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment
‘Erin Brockovich’ chemical has been linked to several types of cancer; environmental group says it is unsafe even at low levels
Public Water Utilities, Loath to Raise Rates, Must Deal with Aging Pipes, Pumps
Jon Hurdle | September 16, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Officials pass the cost along to coming generations, industry expert says, and others warn of total breakdown
Tough New Limit Proposed for a Toxic Chemical in New Jersey's Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | September 14, 2016 | Energy & Environment
If adopted, the new standard for PFOA would make the state a national leader in regulation of the chemical
Explainer: The Mystery of New Jersey’s Statewide Water Supply Plan
Jon Hurdle | September 13, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Explainer
Supposedly vital to state and local planning, the blueprint should be updated and published every five years but it’s twenty years since that happened
Conservationists Fear Off-Roaders Will Damage NJ Pinelands
Jon Hurdle | September 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
State DEP steps up enforcement after dumping plan to curtail access to remote areas
New Reports on PFCs in Drinking Water Raise Pressure on Regulators
Jon Hurdle | August 10, 2016 | Energy & Environment
The Garden State’s water supplies have one the highest levels of PFC contamination in the United States
Increasing Pressure on DEP to Heed Scientists, Regulate Toxic Chemicals
Jon Hurdle | August 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Sen. Lesniak wants DEP to speed up its processes to control hazardous chemicals in drinking water
DEP Accused of Delaying Chemical Regulation a Year after Scientists Advised Limit
Jon Hurdle | July 29, 2016 | Energy & Environment
PFNA, part of a class of chemicals linked to cancer, has been found in Paulsboro and eight other locations in NJ
Rains Ease Drought Worries for Now, but Officials Warn of Potential Water Shortage
Jon Hurdle | July 18, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Only region that has seen precipitation at or above normal levels is coastal south, including Cumberland and Cape May counties
Critics of Highlands Development Plan Step Up Attacks on DEP
Jon Hurdle | July 12, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Proposal would quadruple number of septic systems in forested areas of region, which serves as water supply for some 5 million people
Drinking Water Panel Delays Recommending Safe Limit on Toxic Chemical
Jon Hurdle | July 1, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Just the latest in a series of delays on urgent matters of public health, environmental advocates say
Explainer: Safeguarding Water in Four States for 15 Million People
Jon Hurdle | May 3, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Explainer
Under stewardship of Delaware River Basin Commission, the river and its tributaries have made a strong comeback -- as annual shad run shows
Water Advocates Issue ‘Workplan’ to Help With Massive System Upgrade
Jon Hurdle | April 28, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Jersey Water Works checklist is meant to be accomplished within the next year, but group estimates full modernization will cost $40 billion over 20 years
Explainer: Working Together to Preserve New Jersey’s Precious Water Supply
Jon Hurdle | March 22, 2016 | Explainer
Groups join forces for Delaware River Watershed Initiative covering area reaching from upstate NY to Delaware Bay
Newark Community Group Feuds with Sierra Club over Cleanup of Passaic River
Jon Hurdle | March 7, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Dispute centers on EPA plan to cap toxic waste with sand after riverbed is dredged
Tests on Fish Raise New Concerns About Estrogen Levels in Drinking Water
Jon Hurdle | February 9, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Contamination from wastewater-treatment plants and agricultural runoff cited as a concern
Bayside Flooding Highlights Inherent Vulnerability of Barrier Islands
Jon Hurdle | January 27, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Emphasis on ‘soft’ defenses such as rebuilding natural marshlands seen as most effective long-term approach
DEP Urged to Act Quickly on Hazardous Chemical Found in NJ Water Supplies
Jon Hurdle | January 22, 2016 | Energy & Environment
Likely carcinogen exceeded safety limit in 12 systems, detected at lower levels in dozens more
Critics of New Wastewater Rule Accuse DEP of Giving In to Developers
Jon Hurdle | November 12, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Environmental groups assert what state agency calls ‘streamlining’ of unwieldy regulations would pose threat to drinking water for millions
Christie Vetoes Water Bill, Saying It Gives Too Much Power to Advisory Panel
Jon Hurdle | November 10, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Governor shuts down attempt to regulate the amount of TCP -- a suspected carcinogen -- in New Jersey’s drinking water
Three Years after Sandy, Many Homeowners Displaced by Storm Remain in Limbo
Jon Hurdle | October 28, 2015 | Sandy
Protesters camping out near State House say they’re still waiting for full amount of aid they need to complete repairs and rebuilding
Wastewater Rule Change Would Spur Development, Environmentalists Claim
Jon Hurdle | October 21, 2015 | Energy & Environment
But state DEP says red tape and duplicate rules will be eliminated while safeguards will remain
Seventh District Democratic Incumbents Focus on Jobs, Healthcare, Property Taxes
Jon Hurdle | October 21, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
While Dems look rock solid in 7th, they can’t field a slate to take on GOP in nearby 8th District
The List: Our Top 10 Birding Hotspots, During Fall Migration and Year-Round
Jon Hurdle | October 19, 2015 | The List
It’s densely populated and overdeveloped, but the Garden State offers some nearly unrivaled places for birders to add sightings to their life lists
Newcomers Face-Off in Incumbent-Free Race for Assembly’s 5th District
Jon Hurdle | October 19, 2015 | Politics, Elections 2015
In nearby 4th and 6th, Republicans hope to unseat well-ensconced Democratic incumbents
Drinking-Water Panel to Renew Call for Regulation of Toxic Chemical
Jon Hurdle | October 1, 2015 | Energy & Environment
Panel collecting new evidence on 1,2,3-TCP, a substance know to cause cancer in humans
DEP Declares Drought Watch in 12 Counties; Urges Consumers to Cut Water Use
Jon Hurdle | September 24, 2015 | Energy & Environment
State agency warns that if dry spell continues tougher measures to ensure adequate supplies could be put in place
Community-Based Flood Insurance: Would It Work in New Jersey?
Jon Hurdle | July 29, 2015 | Sandy
One potential fatal flaw: Homeowners at low risk could end up subsidizing neighbors in high-risk zones
Environmentalists Accuse PennEast of Test Drilling Without Permit
Jon Hurdle | July 23, 2015 | Energy & Environment
State DEP asserts company had requisite paperwork; PennEast dismisses claims as ‘intentionally inaccurate’
Coastal Development Seen at Greater Risk After Adoption of New Regulation
Jon Hurdle | July 16, 2015 | Energy & Environment, Planning
State planning commission gives towns three more years to build in areas that qualify for assistance -- even if they’re in danger of being flooded
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