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Toms River residents who live in the vicinity of Windsor Avenue, Oceanic Drive and Peddie Street, who are not connected to city water, are being advised that the NJ DEP is conducting well water testing after chemical contaminants were found in five residential wells.

The township announced in a post for residents on their website the testing is being done due to evidence of groundwater contamination found in Toms River.

Towns Officials said that they were contacted about a year ago by a resident who notified them that their well had tested positive for TCE and PCE.

Toms River officials said they then relayed that information to the NJDEP for guidance.

The Township also provided homeowner information of the surrounding area for which the Department conducted several rounds of well testing.

While all of the testing has been done, the township and NJ-DEP have been in communication about this matter and some preliminary data has recently come in from the NJ-DEP.

While a majority of the wells tested negative for these compounds, three additional wells did test positive.

The Department is now widening the testing area.

See the full article here.