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Toxic PFAS ‘Forever Chemicals’ Widely Found In NJ Water: New EPA Data

June 10, 2024 |

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Residents of New Jersey are among 89.3 million people nationwide who have drinking water that has tested positive for toxic “forever chemicals,” known collectively as PFAS, according to new data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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NJ SEED: NJ has been in the forefront on the issue pf PFAS in the state’s drinking water. Under EPA’s rules public water utilities with more than 3,000 customers must test for the 29 individual PFAS by 2026. Public water utilities will eventually have to reduce PFAS to near zero levels. This will require a monumental and very costly effort that is important to assure pure drinking water.

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