Only one New Jersey waterway passed water tests.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

SUSSEX COUNTY, N.J. — After spending billions of dollars over the past four decades to improve New Jersey waterways, only one passed a recent set of water tests, according to the Asbury Park Press.

The brook is in a remote location away from development and polluted runoff, and it is the only place in the state that is safe to swim in, drink from and eat fish from without restrictions, stated the article.

“I think that truly is shocking,” said Louise Usechak of Shrewsbury, president of and natural resources chair with the Monmouth County League of Women Voters. “I knew we weren’t in great shape. It truly is a wake-up call.”

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