Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Water is found tainted in Ringwood, NJ

March 17, 2009 - Contaminated water is seeping through an old iron mine in the midst of Ford Motor Co.'s former dump site, but more testing is being done to determine the origin of the chemicals, federal officials said.

Environmentalists and the residents of Ringwood, New Jersey question whether the carcinogens are flowing into streams that feed the nearby Wanaque Reservoir, which serves 2 million people.

Benzene, found at 26 times the level considered safe - and arsenic - at more than two times higher than standards allow - are 200 feet below the ground in the water at the Peters Mine.


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