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NEW JERSEY-AMERICAN'S MONITORING PROGRAM DISCOVERS MORE CONTAMINATED WELLS

 NEW JERSEY-AMERICAN'S MONITORING PROGRAM
 DISCOVERS MORE CONTAMINATED WELLS
 HADDON HEIGHTS, N.J., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey-American Water Company has discovered a trace amount of trichloroethylene (TCE) in water at its New Albany Road Pumping Station in Cinnaminson, N.J., the company announced today.
 The discovery was made as part of the company's routine water quality monitoring program.
 TCE was first detected at New Albany Road on March 6 at levels barely above the detection limit of one-half part per billion. The standard under New Jersey regulations is one part per billion. This standard is based on a lifetime of exposure to TCE.
 "Although water from the station will still meet state and federal water quality standards, we have shut down the station while we study various solutions to the problem," said Arthur E. Shearman Jr., manager of New Jersey-American Water Company's operations in Burlington and Camden counties.
 The station, located on New Albany Road near Parry Road, gets its water from two wells with a combined capacity of approximately 2 million gallons per day.
 Officials at both the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection and Energy and Cinnaminson Township have been notified about the contamination.
 The source of the contamination has not been determined. TCE is a widely used industrial degreaser.
 This discovery follows the finding of benzene in two wells in Delran last month. Those wells were also shut down and New Jersey-American said it expects to announce final plans for resolving the problem there soon. There is no indication that the problems at the two pumping stations are related.
 New Jersey-American Water Company serves more than 313 customer accounts in 111 communities throughout the state. Locally, the company serves more than 86,000 customer accounts in 34 communities in Burlington and Camden counties.
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