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.
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...

U.S. Steel oil spill in Lake Michigan
Nov 15 2017

U.S. Steel dumped 56.7 lb of chromium into a Lake Michigan tributary in late October. According to the...

New Jersey adopts new water standards
Nov 2 2017

The State of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection announced that New Jersey will become the first state to set formal Maximum...

EPA proposes cleanup of superfund site in N.J.
Jun 22 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has ...

Jun 15 2017

The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) announced it is accepting public comments on the...

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Mar 15 2017

The Eastern Water Quality Assn. (EWQA) announced the dates of its spring and fall 2017 ...

Feb 3 2017

As reports of hormones and pharmaceuticals being detected in water supplies surge, emerging contaminants have become cause for concern. Inspired...