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EPA to Try Two Cleanup Methods in Pompton Lakes

Groundwater beneath Pompton Lakes homes is a health threat because of a DuPont plant where munitions were made. The EPA is now trying two different methods to try to address pollution concerns.

County Health Rankings Put Hunterdon on Top, Cumberland in Last

Hunterdon County tops the list of New Jersey's healthiest counties while Cumberland is the unhealthiest. The most improved county is Hudson, which jumped from 16th to 12th place in an annual report.

Partnership Teaches Kids Importance of Nutrition and Exercise

Barnabas Health and the New Jersey Devils are partnering up to provide education about athletics and nutrition to kids in an effort to create healthier lifestyles.

City and State Point Fingers When Screening Newark Students for Lead

Water filters on pipes in some Newark public schools show the district has been battling elevated lead levels in the drinking water for some time. Newark and the state are each saying the other is working to conduct lead testing for city students.

Baby Boomers Make Up Majority of Hepatitis C Population

About 3.5 million Americans are infected with Hepatitis C, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Around 75 percent of them are baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1965.

New Legislation Would Make NJ’s Lead Reference Level the Same as CDC’s

Advocates say the number of children under 6 with elevated levels of lead could be reduced if the state had been conducting lead paint inspections in single- and two-family dwellings as required by a 2008 state law.

Newark Schools Want to Test Students’ Blood for Lead

After finding elevated levels of lead in the water at 30 schools, the Newark public school system is seeking permission to conduct blood tests on students.

Questions Surround Discovery of Lead in Newark Schools’ Water

Some parents and teachers are questioning why the public school district waited nearly a week to alert them to the discovery of elevated levels of lead in the water at 30 schools.

Elevated Levels of Lead Found in Water at Newark Schools

Water testing at several public schools in Newark found elevated levels of lead. The district has shut off all drinking water fountains at the affected schools and bottled water is being used.

Bill Aims to Lower Copays for Live-Saving Drugs

Assemblyman Dan Benson is co-sponsor of a bill that would lower copays for prescription drugs.