Murphy to Outline ‘Strategy’ on Lead Contamination in New Jersey - NBC New York

Murphy to Outline ‘Strategy’ on Lead Contamination in New Jersey

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    Newark Scales Back Water Distribution Amid Lead Crisis

    Instead of giving out the bottles of water, the city is asking residents to get their homes tested and pick up filters, which they say are up to 99% effective at removing the lead. NBC New York’s Gus Rosendale reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019)

    What to Know

    • New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he will outline a "comprehensive strategy" to address lead contamination in the state

    • The Democrat said in a statement he will detail his plans Thursday

    • Announcement comes nearly 2 months after Newark learned some filters it handed out to residents were not keeping lead out of drinking water

    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy says he will outline a "comprehensive strategy" to address lead contamination in the state.

    The Democrat said in a statement he will detail his plans Thursday.

    The announcement comes nearly two months after Newark learned some of the filters it had handed out to residents were not keeping lead out of drinking water. Since then the city announced a plan to replace all lead service lines connecting homes to water mains.

    On Monday, Murphy announced more frequent lead testing in schools as well as a requirement for results to published in an online database.

    Crews Begin Replacing Old Lead Pipes in Newark

    [NY] Crews Begin Replacing Old Lead Pipes in Newark

    At least 18,000 old pipes need to be replaced in Newark, and officials are hoping to have it all done within three years. NBC New York’s Brian Thompson reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019)

    Murphy is unveiling the plan alongside a group called Jersey Water Works, which will release its own set of recommendations on how to address lead in water.

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