Friday, August 14, 2015

Water contamination bill sitting on Gov. Christie's desk

A bill sponsored by NJ Assemblyman Herb Conaway that requires the Department of Environmental Protection to establish maximum contaminant level for 1,2,3- 18 trichloropropane in drinking water is awaiting a signing decision by Gov. Chris Christie.

Conaway, a physician and a Democrat, represents the 7th Legislative District comprising municipalities in Burlington County.In the  video, he explains the reason why he introduced A-3954 and why he thinks the governor should sign it.

The contaminant, not currently regulated by drinking-water standards, was found in Moorestown NJ's water supply last October, causing town officials to shut down two of its primary wells. Toxin leads Moorestown to shut two wells

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