Claims over elevated lead levels in Newark water a ‘naked political stunt,’ mayor says

NEWARK, N.J.  — Claims of elevated lead levels in Newark’s water are being made to help a council member politically,  Mayor Ras Baraka said Thursday.

Council member Chaneyfield Jenkins, who is running for mayor, made a call for action regarding lead in the city’s water supply days after an environmental group filed a notice of its intent to sue Newark over what it says are elevated levels of lead in the city’s drinking water. Baraka called it a political stunt.

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