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Englishtown officials are challenging a state proposal to mandate flouride in all community water systems, saying it would be too costly.

The Mayor and Council discussed how to oppose the newly proposed state legislation that would require flouride in all public community water systems in New Jersey at their workshop meeting last week.

The NJ Senate Bill, entitled the “New Jersey Public Water Supply Fluoridation Act”, and it’s companion Assembly Bill are currently being considered for approval by the state. If passed, Englishtown taxpayers would have to pay for the fluoridation of their water and the Borough would have to deal with hazmat issues as flouride is a toxic waste by-product.

Due to the fact that Englishtown has it’s own municipal water authority, Mayor Tom Reynolds questioned whether the Borough would be able to handle the burden of another unfunded mandate.

Councilman Gregory Wojyn said that Karen Alexander of the New Jersey Utilities Association stated that water companies say that the upfront cost to purchase and install the equipment which will introduce flouride into the system cost between $400,000 to over $64 million, depending on the size of the system.

Councilwoman and Chairperson of the Public Utilities Committee Maryanne Krawiec suggested that the council pass a resolution and send it to Gov. Chris Christie voicing the Borough’s concern.

Reynolds advised Krawiec to reach out to other small municipalities that pump their own water and are in opposition to this legislation to create a joint resolution to send to the governor, which the Council decided to do.

Besides the cost of installing the equipment, the council and mayor are worried about transport, waste issues, and the danger of  dealing with the hazardous material.

Tim Harris Jr March 06, 2012 at 03:06 PM
The CDC also said that the fluoridation program was the best way to limit dental fluorosis. (Yes, the CDC does say this on their website cdc.gov) Does that sound redundant? It's like saying that the best way to limit poisoning is to poison you. Or, the best way to limit how much you smoke cigarette is to give you a lit cigarette. This does not save any town money. It just saves the aluminum manufacturers money from having to spend their money to safely disposes of their toxic waste byproduct, sodium fluoride. Not only do THEY save money by not spending it, but they make money because they're selling it by the boatloads to water companies and dentists left and right. Show me research that fluoride is good for you. You can't find it, from anywhere outside the governments and any agencies that receive federal aid (keeping the money within the 'family' I guess)
Tim Harris Jr March 06, 2012 at 03:16 PM
It's a shame that we don't see the truth right underneath our noses (literally). Look at your tube of toothpaste... It says "Harmful if swallowed - In case of accidental ingestion, seek Poison Control immediately" Mind you, they're putting the same stuff in our drinking water. So, I guess I'll have poison control on speed dial every time I make a pot of coffee. BTW, fluoride is a poison. And it's a shame because it's classified by the CDC as being high up there with arsenic as a powerful poison. Fluoride was/is used as a rat poison. So, if it's so good for your teeth, then are they trying to kill rats, or save their teeth? LOL It lowers your IQ, calcifies your pineal gland (your third eye), collects in your bones and kidneys, and causes inflammation. This is the real reason why people who've been drinking this poison for years, are getting arthritis. It's not arthritis...it's actually skeletal fluorosis. Same crap, just caused by a different agent (fluoride). It also interferes with your nervous system and brain function. That's why so many people who've been drinking it for years, get Alzheimer's Disease when they get old. Sad to say, folks...for most of you reading this, your town may already be fluoridated. If you use NJ American water, you're already poisoned. The state don't need to pass the law, because that company is voluntarily doing it and charging their customers for it. We should be pushing for a law to make it illegal .
Rose Marie Raccioppi March 06, 2012 at 10:10 PM
I am a New Yorker living in Tappan, New York - a border town to New Jersey. Tappan is a hamlet of Orangetown New York, Rockland County, NY. We in Rockland hold firm in our opposition to fluoridation of our water. This position has been maintained based upon sound appraisal of ill effects. You are encouraged to hold true to your position of opposition to fluoridation... our children deserve informed choices, not the fulfillment of profit motivated political agendas.
Mike Angelo March 07, 2012 at 11:53 AM
http://www.change.org/petitions/new-jersey-legislature-stop-the-addition-of-fluoride-to-our-drinking-water
Marty Fogel April 10, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Fluoridation of our water is simply put, "poisoning" our water. Whether we drink it, bathe in it, or eat fruits and vegetables that have been watered with it, we are being exposed to the poison. The general public need to be informed of the dangers of fluoridation. Politicians need to listen to those who know the scientific facts and are not motivated by politcs or greed. NO FLUORIDE!

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