High lead levels continue to taint the water supply in neighborhoods of Newark, New Jersey despite the use of filters. The EPA tested the water supply of households in the city that have old lead pipes and discovered that two-thirds of the homes still register high levels of lead even with the implementation of filters. On Sunday, it was announced that bottled water would be distributed to residents on Monday afternoon. Governor Phil Murphy and Mayor Ras Baraka urged the federal government to step in and assist with the lead crisis in Newark.
Unfortunately, communities across the country face the same issues with their drinking water that Newark faces right now. Water contaminated with lead or any other toxic chemicals due to old pipes or leakage from manufacturers of PFAs, for example, puts countless residents at-risk for the development of various types of cancer as well as other dangerous medical conditions. Children may be especially vulnerable because the toxic chemicals interfere with their growth and may lead to neurological problems or developmental delays.
If you or your loved ones developed serious health issues due to water contamination, our South Jersey water contamination lawyers at Williams Cedar will examine all the details of your case. To arrange a free consultation, call us today at 215-557-0099 or contact us online. We serve clients throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and nationwide from our offices in Haddonfield, New Jersey, and Philadelphia.