The Natural Resource Defense Board ( Natural Resources Defense Council [ NRDC ]), jointly with Newark Education Workers Caucus fights sharply in front of a court to ensure that all residents of Newark, New Jersey (USA), have access to safe and clean drinking water every time they turn on the tap.
“ Lead exposure is also related to fertility problems, cardiovascular and renal problems, cognitive dysfunction and high blood pressure in healthy adults “, experts in Newark, New Jersey.
Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ordered Newark to distribute free bottled water to its residents after the city discovered that water filters dispensed last year may not work. to be not.
Newark, NJ – Sunday, August 25, 2019 ((rezonodwes.com)) – In Newark, the economic capital of New Jersey where much of the Haitian diaspora is concentrated, after Brooklyn, NY, lead concentrations in the Drinking water was detected.
Scientific analyzes revealed last week that “ these concentrations are among the highest recorded recently by a large water distribution system in the United States “. For the NRDC, which states “ to be well acquainted with the principal causes “, this results from a violation of the law on the safety of drinking water by municipal officials and the State of New Jersey, in general “.
Measures to prevent lead from flaking in pipework leading to drinking water into residents' taps have been neglected, says NRDC, castigating the behavior of authorities who “ failed to inform people of high levels of lead and health risks “.
“ There is no safe level of exposure to lead ” admit experts consulted by the philanthropic association. According to them, “ pregnant women and children are the most at risk: even low levels of lead are associated with serious and irreversible brain and developing nervous system damage “.