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September 2017

Arsenic Awareness Workshop in Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Nick Procopio (NJDEP)














On September 14th, Raritan Headwaters, Columbia SRP, and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) co-hosted a workshop in Flemington, New Jersey for local leaders in Hunterdon County titled “Informing Residents of the Health Effects of Arsenic in Drinking Water and the Need to Test and Treat Private Wells.” Columbia SRP director Joe Graziano and Columbia SRP scientists Steve Chillrud and Stuart Braman participated in the workshop, which featured presentations by Dr. Graziano on the health effects of arsenic exposure and by Columbia SRP's collaborators Steve Spayd (NJDEP) on water treatment for arsenic and Nick Procopio (NJDEP) on what the NJ Private Well Testing Act data show about the widespread occurrence of arsenic in wells in the Raritan Headwaters watershed. The workshop was part of the Watershed Tools for Local Leaders Seminar Series. An arsenic awareness online toolkit was provided to all participants, featuring the Columbia SRP NJ Arsenic Awareness website ( and its videos, FAQs and health effects information, along with NJDEP arsenic publications and Dartmouth's Arsenic and You website.

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