Newark's water deemed unsafe to drink

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More than eight months after officials in Newark, New Jersey, began handing out nearly 40,000 filters to help protect residents from elevated levels of lead, tests of three homes containing filters earlier this month showed that elevated lead levels in the water remained.

In a letter to Newark officials issued Friday, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) said bottled water should be provided to residents "as soon as possible."

"The data suggest that use of the specific filtration devices distributed by Newark may not be reliably effective, in this particular situation, in reducing lead concentrations to below that standard. This means that we are unable at this time to assure Newark residents that their heath is fully protected when drinking tap water filtered through these devices,"

Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka released a joint statement Sunday evening stating they will be giving out bottled water to residents who have lead service lines, adding that they will need "support and assistance from the federal government if bottled water is to be provided and distributed to impacted residents."


Newark handing out bottled water as filters appear to fail to protect residents from lead

Newark is right by the river and actually has really good water, that’s why Budweiser put their brewery there. The problem is with the city infrastructure, not the water.
 
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This issue was getting a boatload of attention on MSNBC last night. Michael Moore was rather incensed about what was happening regarding the polluted water in Newark.

The topic doesn't seem to be getting attention here on the forum (or maybe there is a thread i missed) but am guessing Cory Booker has to be strategizing some damage control.

Let's see what comes up on the next Democrat debate.





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This issue was getting a boatload of attention on MSNBC last night. Michael Moore was rather incensed about what was happening regarding the polluted water in Newark.

The topic doesn't seem to be getting attention here on the forum (or maybe there is a thread i missed) but am guessing Cory Booker has to be strategizing some damage control.

Let's see what comes up on the next Democrat debate.

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Oh, they go to Flint during a crisis, give up on them for years - later no one still has done shit for them, they still have no drinking water - yet if there’s a NEW crisis, the MSM and fake-concerned politicians shows back up again.

Not interested.
 
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More than eight months after officials in Newark, New Jersey, began handing out nearly 40,000 filters to help protect residents from elevated levels of lead, tests of three homes containing filters earlier this month showed that elevated lead levels in the water remained.

In a letter to Newark officials issued Friday, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) said bottled water should be provided to residents "as soon as possible."

"The data suggest that use of the specific filtration devices distributed by Newark may not be reliably effective, in this particular situation, in reducing lead concentrations to below that standard. This means that we are unable at this time to assure Newark residents that their heath is fully protected when drinking tap water filtered through these devices,"

Gov. Phil Murphy and Newark Mayor Ras Baraka released a joint statement Sunday evening stating they will be giving out bottled water to residents who have lead service lines, adding that they will need "support and assistance from the federal government if bottled water is to be provided and distributed to impacted residents."


Newark handing out bottled water as filters appear to fail to protect residents from lead

Newark is right by the river and actually has really good water, that’s why Budweiser put their brewery there. The problem is with the city infrastructure, not the water.
Just drink fermented water, beer.
 
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This issue was getting a boatload of attention on MSNBC last night. Michael Moore was rather incensed about what was happening regarding the polluted water in Newark.

The topic doesn't seem to be getting attention here on the forum (or maybe there is a thread i missed) but am guessing Cory Booker has to be strategizing some damage control.

Let's see what comes up on the next Democrat debate.





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I'm pretty sure that Booker has nothing to worry about.

He was only the mayor for about 7 years.

Yep, nothing to see here, he has a "D" after his name.

Find the nearest Repub and start assigning blame.

Just like in Flint...
 
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This issue was getting a boatload of attention on MSNBC last night. Michael Moore was rather incensed about what was happening regarding the polluted water in Newark.

The topic doesn't seem to be getting attention here on the forum (or maybe there is a thread i missed) but am guessing Cory Booker has to be strategizing some damage control.

Let's see what comes up on the next Democrat debate.





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So then, Cory Booker poisoned the well?