NJ monitoring program finds highest nitrogen-polluting river

By on February 10, 2013

Monitoring on New Jersey’s Toms River shows it contributes the highest amount of nitrogen, about 814,000 pounds, into the state’s coastal waters, according to the Asbury Park Press.

The river ends at Barnegat Bay along the coast of New Jersey.  Poor water conditions due to urban and agricultural runoff spurred Governor Chris Christie to initiate a monitoring program in the area in 2010.

The monitoring program will help regulators pinpoint and address New Jersey’s sources of nitrogen pollution.

Image: Toms River near the Jersey Shore (Credit: Michael Dolan, via Flickr)


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