This is becoming a serious issue. I hope that you learned a ton of information about the pollution. Who’s to say we will always have safe drinking water. We must take a stand and actually make a difference or worry about one by one falling to our knees from poisonous water.
The Raritan River had their most profitable year in 1979, with operating revenues amounting to $1,968,671. That is almost 2 million dollars!
In 1979, the Raritan River had about 30 active customers.
Without a doubt, the next couple of years are going to bring huge expansion.– Newman
There are 17 communities on the Raritan.
Today: Two environmental groups wants to sue eight public and private entities.
Some say it has been contaminated for over 200 years and that there has been many attempts to save it, but it cannot be fixed.
The Raritan River flows approxmately 16 miles.
The Raritan has persistent flooding problems when excessive rain from storms affects the river basin.
Important source of drinking water for the central portion of New Jersey.
Companies tend to throw there waste in the Raritan River, but then spend a lump some of money to clean it up.
Population becoming a serious problem.
It’s been far too long that that toxic pollution in the Raritan has...– Robert Spiegel
1970: The National Cancer Institute reported that New Jersey had highly elevated levels of cancer.
1940-1941: Treatment of wastes found in 1937.
1937-1938: Showed the condition of the river after there were traces of sewage and industrial waste.
1927-1928: No sewage or industrial waste treatment existed.