Contaminants

corrosive groundwater, water quality, lead, plumbing, drinking water
Jul 14 2016
A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) assessment of more than 20,000 wells nationwide showed that untreated groundwater in 25 states...
Montana, East Helena Superfund site, investigation
Jul 7 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have reached an agreement with American Chemet Corp. to...
Jul 7 2016
Ah, summer … a time of backyard barbecues, days at the pool and … algae blooms? Unfortunately, the season we usually associate with outdoor fun –...
New York, homes, soil contamination
Jul 6 2016
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were found in the soil of 19 homes along Ley Creek in Salina, N.Y., illustrating that due to the past use of...
Drinking water, lead violations
Jul 5 2016
More than 18 million Americans received drinking water from systems with lead violations in 2015, according to a Natural Resources Defense Council (...
Algal bloom, health effects, CDC
Jun 30 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new website to educate partners and the general public on harmful algal blooms (HABs...
Texas, Commission on Environmental Quality
Jun 29 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) $2.576 million to prevent and...
River, lead contamination, Flint, Mich.
Jun 28 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the results of its investigation into the potential health impact lead contamination in...
cleanup, new, jersey, pohatacong, water, groundwater, sustainability
Jun 15 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to address contaminated soil at the former American National Can facility in Washington...
colorado, superfund, EPA, public, comment, contamination, clean up, uranium
Jun 10 2016
Cotter Corp. NSL agreed to pay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) $957,604 in past costs for overseeing an investigation of contamination...
lead, drinking, water, fountain, school, testing, sampling, laboratory, analyzer
May 31 2016
The EPA’s guidance documentation “3 Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools and Child Care Facilities: Training, Testing, Telling”...
May 26 2016
Mention the initials "DEA" and you'll probably conjure images of drug raids, bulletproof vests and bags of white powder - or at least that's what TV...
May 25 2016
According to a 2014 update from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, 748 million people worldwide live without access to clean water every...
May 25 2016
One in four—that is a recent estimate of how many people are using a source of drinking water that is fecally contaminated. Countless others are...
farm, nitrate, birth defect, study, cleft lip, cleft palate, limb deficiency
May 20 2016
High levels of nitrates, atrazine and arsenic in drinking water are linked in a new U.S. study to birth defects such as cleft palate, cleft lip and...
May 19 2016
The Flint water crisis brought to light the importance of water quality and raised awareness about water issues throughout the country. All eyes are...
arsenic, water quality, water treatment, plant, California, Kettleman City
May 17 2016
While Flint, Mich. has dominated headlines, other communities have been vying to tell their water crisis stories, too. Located near Los Angeles,...
medication, prescription, drugs, disposal, green, clean, water, environment
May 16 2016
The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) collected 257 lb of drugs for safe disposal as part of the U.S. Drug...
contamination, oil, gas station, Pennsylvania, EPA, underground tank
May 6 2016
The Southeast Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) agreed to pay a $116,843 penalty to settle alleged violations of underground storage tank...
Mt Rushmore, fireworks, contamination, study, perchlorate, July 4
May 4 2016
Past fireworks displays are the probable cause of elevated concentrations of a contaminant called perchlorate in groundwater and surface water within...