Lead Removal

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Jan 18 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is initiating a peer review of draft scientific modeling approaches to inform EPA’s evaluation of...

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Jan 6 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will issue a proposal to update existing regulations as outlined in the Reduction of...

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Jan 3 2017

According to Louisiana state health officials, nearly 22% of the homes in St. Joseph, La., have unsafe levels of lead in the drinking water. Gov....

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Dec 26 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached two settlements with several parties to begin cleanup of Yosemite Slough, an inter-...

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Dec 16 2016

Tests have discovered elevated levels of lead in the drinking water in East Chicago, Ind. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed...

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Dec 15 2016

U.S. Congress approved a Continuing Resolution (CR) that authorizes $140 million in grants to Flint, Mich., to address lead and other contaminants...

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Nov 28 2016

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an amendment to update its January 2016 Safe Drinking Water Act emergency order to the state...

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Nov 10 2016

Recent testing showed an elevated presence of lead in 14 of 112 high-risk homes tested in Portland, Ore.

Twice a year, the Portland Water...

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Oct 26 2016

For Lead Poisoning Prevention Week Oct. 23 to 29, Aqua America shared tips on how to minimize exposure to lead in drinking water. The movement...

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Oct 4 2016

Residents of northeast Fresno, Calif., filed a class action lawsuit in the California Superior Court for the County of Fresno, alleging that the...

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Sep 22 2016

New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that requires schools in the state of New York to test their drinking water for lead...

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Aug 23 2016

Preliminary testing found lead in the drinking water of some St. Louis public school buildings. The St. Louis Public School District is taking...

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Aug 22 2016

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) reminded school districts to take steps to test for lead in their drinking water to keep children safe as they...

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Jul 20 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed a plan to clean...

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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”...

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Apr 18 2016

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...

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Apr 6 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) added five and proposed to add eight hazardous waste sites to the Superfund program’s National...

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Mar 31 2016

The Dow Chemical Co. announced it will partner with Genesee County Habitat for Humanity and the United Way of Genesee County to support ongoing...

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Feb 26 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released additional sampling results showing that lead-removal filters are working as expected in...