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Environmental Monitoring for Public Access & Community Tracking (EMPACT)

EMPACT is a project designed to provide the public with access to current information on the condition of their coastal waters.  Users may include fishermen, bathers, researchers, schools, and the public in general.  It is intended to enhance the connection between the public and their bays and coastal waters, to ultimately provide a better understanding of this valuable resource.  New Jersey's EMPACT Project has three components that are described below.  A link to each of these components is provided.

Automated Water Quality Sensors - Provides near real-time water quality monitoring data from southern New Jersey's coastal waters to persons interested in coastal water quality.

Bathing Beach Data - Provides the beach-going public with access to the latest bathing beach monitoring results.

Toxic Pollutant Levels in Shellfish Tissue - Provides toxic measurements where a shellfish resource is available and FDA criteria exist for the chemical analytes. Presently, the maps indicate forty-nine stations where boat captains looked for a shellfish resource; twenty-six of the stations are in Atlantic County, and twenty-three stations are in Cape May County. The metals with molluscan bivalve FDA criteria include; lead, arsenic, nickel, chromium, and cadmium. This is an on-going project, so as more results become available, they will be posted on this site, please check back often.

Atlantic County Stations

Cape May County Stations

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EMPACT Partners

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Cape May County Health Department
Atlantic County Health Department
 
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Department of Environmental Protection
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Trenton, NJ 08625-0402

Last Updated: January 24, 2011

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