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.
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...

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Feb 2 2017

The Eastern Water Quality Assn. (EWQA) announced a one-day educational event for water treatment professionals that will be held May 11 at the...

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Jan 13 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced an amendment to the 2009 Safe Drinking Water Act consent order between EPA and E.I. du...

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Jan 10 2017

Nearly 100 homes in the town of Bedford, N.H., are being provided bottled water after a potentially cancer-causing chemical was found in private...

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Dec 20 2016

Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) resident scholar Merrill Matthews, Ph.D., argued that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA)...

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Dec 1 2016

NSF Intl. has developed a test method and protocol—P473: Drinking Water Treatment Units – PFOA and PFOS—to verify a water treatment device’s...

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Nov 25 2016

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the Fourth Contaminant Candidate List (CCL 4) Nov. 17, 2016. The CCL is a list of...

Nov 4 2016

Eight years ago, the drinking water treatment industry listened to consumers’ fears and concerns about emerging compounds in public and private...

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Nov 2 2016

The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) announced a new program to provide more timely and effective support for research projects that...

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Oct 24 2016

Researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) released a study that is the first of its kind to link exposure to chemicals released during...

Sep 1 2016

In recent years, there has been increasing consumer concern regarding emerging contaminants in drinking water....

Sep 1 2016

When it comes to media coverage of the water treatment industry, 2016 has been all about lead. It seems to be in the news at least weekly, whether...

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...

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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...