New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced a plan to address lead exposure in the state.
“Our country’s deteriorating water infrastructure has sparked a national conversation regarding the best path forward to protect our communities from the dangers of lead exposure,” Governor Murphy said in a statement.
The plan includes a $500 million bond to replace lead service lines and lead-based paint in homes.
“While modernizing our aging water infrastructure is a critical piece in ensuring access to clean, safe drinking water, we must also work creatively and collaboratively to prevent lead exposure from lead-based paint in homes and contaminated soil in our communities,” Murphy said.
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