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N.J. well water is among nation’s ‘most corrosive,’ report says


By Susan K. Livio | NJ Advance Media for
on August 25, 2016 at 9:20 AM, updated August 25, 2016 at 11:03 AM

TRENTON — New Jersey’s groundwater is among the “most corrosive” in the nation, putting the state’s nearly 1 million people who rely on private well at risk for lead exposure, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

The study by the U.S. Geological Survey said the risk is highest for people who live in homes with lead pipes.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires public water systems to test and treat their water supplies for lead and other contaminants, but it doesn’t regulate private drinking wells.