NEWARK, NJ - TAPinto Newark wants to know your concerns, fears and questions about Newark's ongoing lead crisis so we can help provide answers.
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It’s been about two years since elevated lead levels were found in water samples across the state’s largest municipality. The issue was caused when the chemical the city was treating its water with became ineffective at preventing lead from corroding off into pipes, officials have said.
The city in 2018 began to distribute water filters to residents and started to use a new corrosion control inhibitor in May. City officials in March also broke ground on the first phase of a project that will replace 15,000 lead service lines throughout Newark.
The Natural Resources Defense Council filed suit against city and state officials in 2018, alleging they violated federal regulations that caused lead levels to rise. The lawsuit is still winding its way through federal court.
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