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

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

Source: https://abcnews.go.com, August 12, 2019
By: Elizabeth Thomas

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.” Read more.

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