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‘Forever Chemicals’ in Over 500 N.J. Water Systems and Sources – More Than 1,000 Contamination Sites Nationwide

The toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS have been detected in more than 500 New Jersey drinking water systems and groundwater sources, according to the latest state and federal data compiled and mapped by EWG. The 470 new detections reported as of August by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, or DEP, bring the total number of PFAS-contaminated water systems and sources in the state to 517 – more than 11 times as many as the 47 locations in EWG’s previous count.  Read more....

 

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