Emerging Contaminants

As water testing capabilities improve, the list of contaminants impacting water supplies expands. These emerging contaminants, which include personal care products, prescription and over-the-counter medications, and hormones, could negatively affect the health of humans and aquatic wildlife.
Jul 11 2018

On July 10, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill that increases New Hampshire’s groundwater regulations for...

Emerging contaminant study released
Jun 25 2018

A new report released by the U.S. Office of Health and Human Services (HHS) found that per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) caused...

Emerging contaminant PFAS found near Wisconsin firefighting foam maker
Jun 20 2018

Tyco Fire Products discovered per- and polyfluorinated substance (PFAS) groundwater contamination at its manufacturing plant in...

PFAS groundwater contamination found at Michigan airport
Jun 18 2018

On June 15, the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich., released a report showing elevated levels of...

Senate committee calls for EPA study released on emerging contaminant PFAS
Jun 15 2018

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a spending bill that includes report language requiring the Trump Administration to release a...

Apr 16 2018

Two representatives of the...

Emerging contaminant GenX to be regulated by North Carolina DEQ
Apr 10 2018

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has ordered Chemours chemical plant to prevent air emissions from...

Westfield, Mass., files suit over PFOA contamination
Mar 2 2018

Westfield, Mass., has filed suit against 3M Co., Chemguard Inc., and Tyco Fire Protection Products, the manufacturers of...

3M settlement address groundwater concerns
Feb 27 2018

3M Co. agreed to pay $850 million to fund Minnesota water quality projects in a settlement between 3M and the state of Minnesota. The...

Feb 26 2018

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) collected rainwater samples from public lands in a three miles radius of...

Emerging contaminant PFAS found in Lake Huron drinking water source
Feb 22 2018

Low levels of emerging contaminants per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) have been found in a Lake Huron drinking supply that...

Alabama investigates water quality
Jan 31 2018

An advocacy group called...

ASDWA asked EPA and CDC to regulate PFAS drinking water contaminants
Jan 18 2018

On Jan. 12, the Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA)...

North Carolina town investigates GenX in drinking water supply
Jan 17 2018

Brunswick County, N.C., has contracted water consultant CDM Smith to work with the Northwest Water Treatment Plant to search for...

Michigan allocates funding for groundwater contamination research
Dec 21 2017

On Dec. 21, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that allocates $23.2 million to combat groundwater contamination from polyfluoroalkyl...

Fairbanks firefighting foam leads to groundwater contamination
Nov 30 2017

Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) toxins were found in 26 wells near...