Kick Toxic Chemicals Out Of New Jersey's Waterways
- by: Care2.com
- target: Environmental Protection Agency
The nation's fifth most polluted waterway, New Jersey's Delaware River, contains cancer causing chemicals such as arsenic, mercury, benzene--all of which reach the 6 million people that live alongside it.
It's no surprise that the Delaware River is far from crystal-clear, with 8.5 million pounds of toxic waste being dumped into New Jersey's waterways each year. One chemical plant alone contributes 5.4 million pounds of toxic waste annually.
New Jersey's government allows businesses to dump pollution into local water areas without much discretion. It's time to enforce the Clean Water Act.
Call on the Environmental Protection Agency to rigorously enforce the Clean Water Act in New Jersey. The effects on the environment and human health are much too large for New Jersey to continue to ignore Clean Water Act regulations.
Dear Environmental Protection Agency,
The water-pollution in New Jersey has reached unhealthy levels, and must be regulated before it is too late for human health and local environments.
8.5 million pounds of toxic waste is dumped into New Jersey's waterways annually--marking the state's Delaware River as the fifth most polluted waterway in the country. The toxic waste includes cancer-causing chemicals such as arsenic, mercury, and benzene--none of which belong in drinking water.
Regulate New Jersey's water pollution by administering consequences for the state's complete dismissal of the Clean Water Act.
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