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We can’t keep buying water for
Newark’s lead crisis. Feds need
to step up, state says.

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Posted By: Ribicon, 8/12/2019 7:52:47 PM

The state is doing its part to distribute emergency bottled water to Newark residents with old lead pipes and now it’s time for the federal government to help, a top New Jersey official said Monday. Responding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recommendation that Newark hand out bottled water, the state urged the federal agency to help pay for the program.(Snip) The federal government made the request after new sampling showed filters meant to remove lead weren’t working in two of three tested homes. More than 38,000 filters have been distributed in the city to temporarily abate the lead water crisis that began in 2017.

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Could it be that people aren't following instructions that came with the filters, such as changing the elements regularly? Regardless, US taxpayers have zero reason to pay for infrastructure problems cause by decade after decade of Democrats like Sharpe James, Cory Booker, and Ras Baraka wasting money. Let Wealthy NJ Democrat Governor Phil Murphy (from Connecticut) dip into his personal stash, if he cares so much.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Knotwyrkin 8/12/2019 7:55:57 PM (No. 150414)
Unclear to me why I should be paying for Newark's infrastructure.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/12/2019 8:08:33 PM (No. 150421)
Whose fault and whose problem is this? Seems like the price of water needs to rise to meet the expense...Newark Water & Sewer Utilities Department.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Starboard_side 8/12/2019 8:20:45 PM (No. 150433)
FTA: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Catherine McCabe said in a letter to the agency. “Given the concerns EPA has here, we hope that EPA will offer assistance promptly.” I can only presume the NJ EPC was not as concerned based on this comment. And, since the EPA was concerned more, then the EPA should be funding the supply of bottled water, huh?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: hotcorner 8/12/2019 8:22:16 PM (No. 150435)
Democrats - the party of dirty air and water.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Strike3 8/12/2019 8:33:40 PM (No. 150446)
Buying bottled water is like applying a new band aid every day. Something tells me that this crisis developed long before 2017, like decades ago. No wonder northern New Jersey residents are in such a foul mood all the time.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Avanti1 8/12/2019 8:41:52 PM (No. 150450)
Cory Booker failed to manage the basic services of Newark when he was mayor. Why would anyone expect he could manage the basic needs of the whole country?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jethro bo 8/12/2019 9:15:58 PM (No. 150472)
Guess see things different. Clean water is a huge health issue. If a sanctuary city that coddle illegals suddenly has a heath epidemic of TB, I sure as Hades would support appropriate measures to limit the disease. So too for lead poisoning. I have no satisfaction of some poor kid suffering from lead poisoning when it could be prevented by supplying cheap clean water. We help others regardless of their incompetent goobernment. We help when there is disaster. This is a disaster of man-made proportions. Just like Katrina was a disaster o fliberal Dems incompentency maintaining levees But we help our own regardless of race, goobernment or geography.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: DARling 8/12/2019 9:52:33 PM (No. 150489)
Maybe New Jersey should spend some of that money from their sky-high taxes on infrastructure instead of every liberal wish list item. It is not my job to take care of New Jersey's decades of neglect.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: dirtyjersey 8/12/2019 9:54:52 PM (No. 150490)
Newark has beautifully paved streets, new school buildings and shiny new sports venues. All of this was paid by the citizens of the rest of NJ. And yet, the city can’t dig up a pipe and replace it. I agree it must be fixed, but Newark citizens need to pay for it. Cory Booker and Sharp James should have handled this.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Chuzzles 8/12/2019 11:00:01 PM (No. 150508)
Sorry NJ, but your democrat leadership got you into this, they need to get you out. Stop electing liberals for a change, and stop asking the rest of us to clean up your messes. You built this, you need to demand Newark and the state take care of it.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jerrodmason 8/13/2019 12:12:37 AM (No. 150538)
It is obvious after a moment's thought (radical idea!) that the problem is not in the supply lines, for if it were then all homes would be affected and the advice to run the water before drinking would be idiotic. The truth is -- must be -- that leaded solder and plumbing fixtures in individual homes are the culprits. FWIW, in a previous life I was a nationally known expert on environmental lead.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 8/13/2019 12:45:47 AM (No. 150552)
Sorry, not a federal problem. A STATE problem. This is a REPUBLIC of independent states. Pay for your own fixes, NJ.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: SpideysReturn 8/13/2019 3:06:05 AM (No. 150581)
This and the Detroit water problems should have been an Obama shovel ready stimulus project ,almost a trillion dollars and not a single problem was fixed. This money went to insider cronies and a big reason we've had so many pop up billionaires the past 10 years.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Trigger2 8/13/2019 4:01:56 AM (No. 150592)
With all the money pocketed and wasted in Newark, they could have had shiny new pipes years ago. Why should I have to pay for those thieving demonrats who ripped off Newark taxpayers?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 8/13/2019 5:16:05 AM (No. 150618)
Not our problem. What have you done with money from water bills people pay. Where's Cory should not he have done something when he was Mayor.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Gruntmedic 8/13/2019 5:20:22 AM (No. 150620)
Flint happened because they couldn't pay water bill to Detroit water company. Many places are hooked up to Detroit water.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: judy 8/13/2019 6:00:43 AM (No. 150633)
The states with the highest taxes always need help from the feds??? So these states say illegal immigration is a state issue & they will control it by providing sanctuary cities now say water is a federal issue??
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Reply 18 - Posted by: paral04 8/13/2019 8:42:27 AM (No. 150760)
Another Democrat run city success story
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Reply 19 - Posted by: IAmButASimpleCaveman 8/13/2019 8:47:44 AM (No. 150772)
double ditto on #12's post
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Reply 20 - Posted by: DVC 8/14/2019 12:31:00 AM (No. 151590)
No, fix your own pipes.
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