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NJ's Drinking Water - NJ Spotlight roundtable

  • Camden County College Conference Center 601 Cooper Street Camden, NJ 08102 (map)

You are invited to attend: NJ Spotlight Roundtable -  NJ's Drinking Water: PFAS Chemical Threats and Clean-up Efforts

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join NJ Spotlight as we bring together experts to discuss the public health and policy challenges presented by PFAS, a class of chemicals that is linked to cancer and other illnesses.

PFASs are widespread in the environment and have been found more often in New Jersey’s drinking water than in many other states.

As states including New Jersey set strict health limits on some of the chemicals, our panelists will examine questions including:

  • What the chemicals have been used for, and how they got into water source

  • Why they are seen as a threat to public health, even at low levels

  • What policies campaigners want to see from state and federal governments

  • What the military is doing to clean up water sources on and around its bases

  • How leading water systems and municipal providers are responding to rising public and governmental concern on the issue


Tracy Carluccio, Deputy Director, Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Dr. Keith Cooper, Professor of Toxicology, Rutgers University; Chairman, New Jersey Drinking Water Quality Institute; former member NJ DEP’s Science Advisory Board

Anthony Matarazzo, Senior Director for Water Quality and Environmental Management, New Jersey American Water; Member, Drinking Water Quality Institute; Founding Member, Raritan Basin Alliance

Additional panelists to be announced.


Jon Hurdle, Water Reporter, NJ Spotlight

Parking is provided in the Camden County Collge parking deck located in the same building as the event. From Cooper Street make a right onto 6th Street and a right onto Penn Street and a right into the entrance of the deck. The event is on the ground floor of the building.

Earlier Event: December 5
Raising the Voices of Our Communities
Later Event: December 7
Jersey Water Works Conference