U.S. EPA Proposes Cleanup Plan at Former Pesticides Manufacturing Facility

Source: 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Deck: 

Approximately 57 residences impacted by former Kil-Tone Co. site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to clean up contaminated soil at approximately 57 residences impacted by the former Kil-Tone Co. site in Vineland, N.J. Pesticides were manufactured at the now defunct Kil-Tone Co. facility, and groundwater and soil at the site, including soil in the yards of nearby homes, are contaminated with arsenic and lead.

Publication Date: 
July 20, 2016

USGS Study Shows High Potential for Corrosive Groundwater in Half of U.S. States

Source: 
U.S. Geological Survey
Deck: 

Primarily northeast, southeast and northwest states are affected

A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide showed that untreated groundwater in 25 states has a high prevalence to be potentially corrosive.

Image: 
Publication Date: 
July 14, 2016
Home Page Slider
Slider Image: 
Slider Text: 

USGS Study Shows High Potential for Corrosive Groundwater in Half of U.S.

Monitoring Lead in School Drinking Water

Source: 
Palintest Ltd.
Deck: 

Louisville Water Company initiates testing program in Kentucky

The EPA’s guidance documentation “3 Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities: Training, Testing, Telling” recommends schools routinely test their facility’s drinking water, with a focus on lead levels in drinking water fountains. In launching the 3 Ts campaign, EPA’s provides school officials and childcare facility operators with tools to understand and address lead in drinking water in their local communities.

Company Reference: 
Publication Date: 
May 31, 2016

Michigan Gov. Advocates for Stricter Lead Regulations

Source: 
Detroit Free Press
Deck: 

Critics claim Governor's endorsed regulation is not strict enough

The Michigan governor’s endorsement of a plant to reduce allowable lead in water from 15 ppm to 10 ppm is not strict enough for critics, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

Gov. Rick Snyder’s endorsement of the plant follows months of turmoil in Flint, Mich. where water quality has been of grave concern for residents.

Publication Date: 
April 18, 2016

EPA Updates Superfund National Priorities List

Source: 
EPA
Deck: 

Five locations added to the NPL, eight additional spots proposed

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added five and proposed to add eight hazardous waste sites to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). These are sites with known or threatened hazardous waste releases that could pose risks to public health and the environment.

Image: 
Publication Date: 
April 6, 2016

Healthy Babies Bright Futures Offers Lead in Water Action Kits to American Families

Source: 
Healthy Babies Bright Futures
Deck: 

Testing lead in water will allow families to detect and reduce their lead exposure

Healthy Babies Bright Futures (HBBF) is making Lead in Water Action Kits available to families across the U.S. so they can test their tap water for the presence of lead and take action to reduce exposure. HBBF has partnered with Virginia Tech to offer an in-home kit that can detect most lead hazards in water. Each family's water samples are sent for analysis to Virginia Tech's lab - the same lab that uncovered lead contamination in Washington, D.C., and, most recently, Flint, Mich.

Publication Date: 
February 19, 2016
Home Page Slider
Slider Image: 
Slider Text: 

Healthy Babies Bright Futures Offers Lead in Water Action Kits to American Families

AWWA Launches Online Lead Resource Community

Source: 
AWWA
Deck: 

Community is accessible to water professionals, media and the general public

With the crisis in Flint, Mich., vaulting lead risks into the public consciousness, the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) has launched a Web-based Lead Resource Community accessible to water professionals, media and the general public.

Company Reference: 
Publication Date: 
February 18, 2016
Home Page Slider
Slider Image: 
Slider Text: 

AWWA Launches Online Lead Resource Community

West Virginia Citizen Groups to Flint Residents: 'We Are With You'

Deck: 

Joint letter notes similarities in infrastructure

Citizen groups representing the 300,000 West Virginia residents who were without safe water for more than a week in some cases after a January 2014 chemical leak have a message for the residents of Flint, Mich.: "We are with you." Emphasizing the need for stepped-up state oversight and federal investment in water infrastructure, a joint letter from 36 West Virginia groups to the residents of the Michigan city is available online.

Image: 
Publication Date: 
February 15, 2016

Art Van Furniture, PureSleep Stores Collecting Bottled Water Donations for Flint, Mich.

Source: 
Art Van Furniture
Deck: 

Donations will be accepted as long as the need continues

All 100 Art Van Furniture and Art Van PureSleep locations in the Chicago metropolitan area, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio will be accepting donations of bottled water from the public to help the residents of Flint, Mich., adversely affected by the city's water crisis. To date, the furniture and mattress retailer has collected more than 400 tons of water at many of its Michigan locations.

Publication Date: 
February 12, 2016

Environmental Testing Services Reacts to Flint Water Crisis

Source: 
PR Newswire
Deck: 

ETS is helping to make Flint residents aware of lead hazards

Environmental Testing Services (ETS) is educating and assisting residents of Flint, Mich., in the awareness of lead hazards in their homes. ETS is a national lead testing firm that engages with residents to ensure their homes are safe and free of lead contaminants.

Publication Date: 
January 28, 2016
Home Page Slider
Slider Image: 
Slider Text: 

Environmental Testing Services Reacts to Flint Water Crisis

Email Subscriptions