Newark To Provide Bottled Water To Residents Amid Water Crisis

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Residents of Newark, New Jersey, will soon receive bottled water from the city amidst concerns over high lead levels in the city’s drinking water.

As the New York Times reports, the city has long denied that there is a lead problem in the city’s water. However, last fall the city began giving out water filters to some residents.

That, however, did not seem to be enough, when recent testing showed that even the filtered water had alarming levels of lead . . .

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