August 28, 2008 - One in eight private wells in New Jersey, tested during real estate transactions or by landlords from September 2002 to April 2007, violated at least one limit for drinking water contaminants, according to a new state report.
The contaminants include arsenic, mercury, nitrate, total coliform and fecal coliform, gross alpha particle activity (a measure of radioactivity) and volatile organic chemicals, according to the report.
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