Another Flint? Newark, NJ, Faces Public Health Crisis over Lead Contamination in City’s Water Supply




Thousands of residents in Newark, New Jersey, remain unable to drink their tap water in an enduring public health nightmare. Lead contamination has plagued …

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Another Flint? Newark, NJ, Faces Public Health Crisis over Lead Contamination in City’s Water Supply

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  1. American justice was a so impressive in Flint , MI that former Governor rick snyder NEVER was prosecuted for telling the emergency manager to switch their water from Detroit's to the Flint River's in order to save money! People have died because of rick snyder. Zero justice. The U.S. is a 🍌 republic.

  2. bathing absorbs toxins, brushing teeth, etc. ALL cities over with neighborhoods over 50 years old have severe pollution due to degradation of water pipes. Pipes designed to last 60 years, built over a hundred years ago are still being used. Lead was THE culprit in Rome's decline. Everyone went violent and MAD!

  3. ITS OBVIOUS OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IS BEING IGNORED ;
    COMPLETE CHANGE FROM THIS CORRUPTION IS REQUIRED FOR A FUTURE !!
    IF YOUR 18 YEARS OLD… VOTE FOR YOUR FUTURE !
    IF YOUR 21 … VOTE FOR YOUR FUTURE !
    IF YOUR 75-100 … VOTE FOR THEIR FUTURE !!
    GIVE A DAMN AND VOTE !
    THIS IS OUR LAST CHANCE FOR A GREEN PROSPEROUS FUTURE !
    BERNIE SANDER'S IS MY PERSONAL CHOICE !
    WHAT'S YOURS IF YOU WANT TO SHARE !
    PLEASE stay respectful! We need to come together !

  4. Great to see how neo liberal policies of the Reagan GOP have created a horror show of civic infrastructure failings. Climate change will test every aspect of the US government’s ability (or inability) to protect its citizens.

  5. Tip of the iceberg. Shortages will continue be exacerbated by the Republicans who cut public funds, deregulate industry, encourage privatization, and refuse to act on the climate crisis. The future will be bleak if we don't soon enact major legislation like the Green New Deal to re-build infrastructure and transform our systems.

  6. In 1969 the New York Times interviewed President Richard Nixon about his thoughts on population growth. He said that the primary task of every nation (particularly their leaders) is to exercise POPULATION CONTROL. And he believes that the way to exercise population control is through the FOOD, WATER, and MEDICAL supply. The same year he made marijuana a SCHEDULE 1 DRUG next to heroin and crack, and FLOODED the jails, prisons, and judicial systems with MINORITIES. It’s all apart of a master plan. It’s advanced eugenics.

  7. There are thousands of cities in the US with this problem. This is a business first poison the water then force people into private water. Spend $6 trillion on wars and then poison your people.

  8. Seems to me , we are being denied the right to a natural resource we all need to survive . Instead, we are being forced to Buy the resource to make the corporations who Steal the water richer.

  9. Just wait until all the ground water in rural areas is polluted by fracking for oil. Then you'll see a massive crisis – most of those folks don't have any other options for drinking water except their wells.

  10. In There's Something In the Water, a new documentary premiering at the Toronto International Film Festival this weekend, co-directors and producers Ellen Page and Ian Daniel introduce viewers to several women who are taking a stand against environmental racism in Page's home province of Nova Scotia, Canada.

    The granddaughter of a former Pictou Landing First Nation chief, Francis-Denny has seen the ramifications of environmental injustice in her community. When her grandfather was in charge, local government officials lied to him in their efforts to secure the rights to Boat Harbour — a valuable resource for the indigenous community — to use it for pulp effluent, or liquid waste, from a nearby mill. Promising that no harm would come to the area, the provincial government paid the Pictou Landing First Nation $65,000 to gain control of the water. In what’s now known as one of the worst instances of environmental racism in Canada, Boat Harbour became a dumping ground for toxic waste from the mill.

    In the clip, Page is seen drawing her scarf over her face, trying to block the stench that now emanates from Boat Harbour, following about 50 years of pollution. Francis-Denny explains that the smell pervades the entire indigenous community that calls the area home.

  11. For decades, access to clean water has challenged residents of the Navajo Nation who routinely haul water for drinking, cooking and other household needs. Particularly due to mining, Navajo, as well as Hopi, lands have contaminated water sources with high amounts of uranium and arsenic. Environmental issues such as the 2015 EPA spill of three million gallons of wastewater in the Animas and San Juan rivers also impact clean water for indigenous communities.

    Infrastructure in remote reservation communities is often outdated and funding for repairs and improvements is often unavailable. The exact number of reservation homes without water is not easy to find, though across the Navajo Nation one in five families hauls water, and stories such as those in Flint, Michigan and Kivalina are in abundance.

  12. The water in Fallon, Nevada is LETHAL. Years ago when I grew up there, everyone knew the water had 1000+ parts per liter of deadly Arsenic. There is a Navy Base there. To this day, NOTHING has been done. I got a rare cancer from this poison called Merkel Cell Carcinoma. Mothers are warned NOT to use tap water for their baby's formula. People are poisoned topically and internally by this Arsenic. All feed animals and food crops are full of it. The #1 cause of death in this area is cancer. FIX IT! Google it: Fallon, Nevada.

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