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Children went to school at Branch Brook Elementary where the lead levels reached 13 times the EPA’s acceptable threshold and where some parents defensively dismissed the concern.
In Newark, N.J., officials have closed the water lines for 30 schools in the Newark Public Schools system due to the discovery of lead and discoloration.
The Environmental Protection Agency will be assisting the state in its continuing probe into elevated levels of lead found in the drinking water at 30 Newark public school buildings, an EPA spokesman confirmed Thursday.
School officials said Wednesday that elevated traces of lead in water samples from 30 public school campuses do not rise to the level of the crisis in Flint, Michigan, but elected officials and environmental advocates called for the replacement of old lead pipes throughout the city.
Elevated levels of lead and discoloration caused officials to shut off the water taps at 30 schools in Newark, New Jersey, on Wednesday.
Senate Republicans continue to maintain that they will deny a confirmation hearing to any individual nominated by President Obama to serve on the Supreme Court. This is part of the Republican political agenda to disrupt the work of government when it does not align with their far-right ideology.
Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.
U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne Jr. announced that New Jersey’s 10th Congressional District, which includes portions of Essex, Hudson and Union counties, is participating in the 2016 Congressional Art Competition.