(TRENTON) – Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor Marin (D-Essex) on Tuesday commended the decision by the Christie administration to commit $10 million towards lead paint abatement and containment efforts in New Jersey.
Pintor Marin, a Newark native who served on the Newark Public Schools Advisory Board, is sponsoring two bills (A-1378 and A-3583) that would appropriate state funds to combat lead paint hazards throughout the state and help the City of Newark make water infrastructure improvements.
“Given the crisis in Newark and the revelation that several New Jersey cities have children with higher levels of lead contamination than children in Flint, Michigan, this allocation is a step in the right direction in our efforts to protect vulnerable families and rid their homes of this poison.
“The risks to young children who are exposed to lead can be deadly.
“I hope the administration’s efforts will not end here, and that the governor will consider the lead remediation legislation that has been moving in the Assembly to ensure that parents who live in communities like Newark and Paterson don’t have to worry about their children being endangered in their own homes.”