MIA SONG, JUDY PEET. “Housing crisis causes health crisisLead prevention in Newark proves almost impossible.” Star-Ledger, The (Newark, NJ), 5 Nov. 2001
This is a news article that discusses the relationship between housing and lead exposure in Newark.
It follows Shamikah Smith – a single mother who lived in apartment 83 Wolcott Terrace, and her circumstances – trying to find a resolution to her and her families’ exposure to lead. The article compares the opposition Shamikah Smith faces with landlords, government agencies and lead testing facilities with “what should happen”. What should happen refers to what landlords, government agencies and lead testing facilities are legally/presumably supposed to do. The article also creates a timeline from 1992 on the city government’s in action in addressing lead-safe housing.
Nick Corasaniti, Corey Kilgannon and John Schwartz. “Lead Crisis in Newark Grows, as Bottled Water Distribution Is Bungled”, New York Times, Aug. 14, 2019
This is a news article that discusses the state of Newark’s drinking water crisis in 2019.
The article provides a summary about the cities’ slow and reluctant telling of the contaminated lead water. It talks about the city government’s actions in addressing the contaminated drinking water – providing free water and filters to residents, and about the faults in their actions – only providing free water to residents for a limited number of locations, faulty filters. The article provides testimony from residents about what they must go through to collect bottled water/filters.