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.
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Groundwater contamination discovered at Georgia air bases
Groundwater contamination discovered at Georgia air bases
Jan 7 2019
Recent tests at three Georgia military air bases found groundwater contamination caused by toxic firefighting foam. While the U.S. Air Force said…
Madison, Wis., to test groundwater for emerging contaminants
Madison, Wis., to test groundwater for emerging contaminants
Dec 27 2018
The water utility of Madison, Wis., announced plans to increase testing for per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in groundwater surrounding the…
Emerging contaminants in drinking water on the rise in Michigan
Emerging contaminants in drinking water on the rise in Michigan
Dec 20 2018
Previously unreleased test results revealed that per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been on the rise in Ann Arbor, Mich., drinking water…
New York proposes strict standards for emerging contaminants in drinking water
New York proposes strict standards for emerging contaminants in drinking water
Dec 19 2018
The New York state Drinking Water Quality Council has recommended new drinking water standards for emerging contaminants perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA…
Dec 3 2018
Point-of-use (POU) and point-of-entry (POE) water treatment and filtration products can be uniquely suited to remediate drinking water contaminants.…
Drinking water contamination discovered at Martha's Vineyard Airport
Drinking water contamination discovered at Martha's Vineyard Airport
Dec 3 2018
Water sampling results surrounding the Martha’s Vineyard Airport in West Tisbury, Mass., discovered levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (…
EPA seeks public input on emerging contaminants in drinking water
EPA seeks public input on emerging contaminants in drinking water
Nov 19 2018
The U.S. EPA announced the agency is seeking public input on draft toxicity assessments for GenX chemicals and perfluorobutane sulfonic acid (PFBS),…
Nov 7 2018
It is certainly no secret that business increases when the economy is booming. For those of us with the ability to recollect the past decade, we have…
Michigan township receives funds to address emerging contaminants in drinking water
Michigan township receives funds to address emerging contaminants in drinking water
Oct 31 2018
Oscoda Township, Mich., received $1 million in two grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to connect homes that use well water…
Emerging contaminants discovered at Ottawa County, Mich., school
Emerging contaminants discovered at Ottawa County, Mich., school
Oct 30 2018
In Ottawa County, Mich., high levels of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been discovered in the drinking water at a Grand Haven…
U.S. Senate holds emerging contaminant PFAS hearing
U.S. Senate holds emerging contaminant PFAS hearing
Sep 27 2018
On Sept. 26, the U.S. Senate held a hearing on per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS). Three community representatives shared personal stories…
Team members from North Carolina State University at welcome tables during the sample collections compiled participant information.
Team members from North Carolina State University at welcome tables during the sample collections compiled participant information.
Sep 24 2018
Water treatment specialists are facing a new challenge from emerging contaminants. Perfluoralkyl and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) are a group of…
Emerging contaminants found in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater
Emerging contaminants found in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater
Sep 18 2018
Two per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) have been discovered in Orleans Township, Mich., groundwater. The two emerging contaminants, PFBS and…
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
New Jersey sets drinking water standard for PFNA
Sep 5 2018
New Jersey has become the first state to adopt a maximum contaminant level (MCL) for perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) in drinking water. The new…
Methods for removing emerging contaminants from drinking water
Methods for removing emerging contaminants from drinking water
Aug 31 2018
Contaminants of emerging concern (ECs) is a term that has been used since the mid 1990s to identify natural or synthetically occurring substances not…
NASA finds groundwater contamination near space center
NASA finds groundwater contamination near space center
Aug 29 2018
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has discovered groundwater contamination, including perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and…
Emerging contaminant PFAS found at Michigan elementary school
Emerging contaminant PFAS found at Michigan elementary school
Aug 21 2018
Drinking water at the Alto Elementary School in Kent County, Mich., tested positive for per- and polyfluorinated substances (PFAS). According to the…
Chemours stops providing bottled water for wells impacted by emerging contaminant
Chemours stops providing bottled water for wells impacted by emerging contaminant
Aug 16 2018
Chemour, a spinoff of DuPont and producer of Teflon, announced it will stop providing bottled water to residents near the company’s Fayetteville, N.C…
Emerging contaminant PFAS found in Parchment, Mich.
Emerging contaminant PFAS found in Parchment, Mich.
Aug 1 2018
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) discovered high levels of per- and poly fluorinated substances (PFAS) in Parchment, Mich.,…
Emerging contaminant PFAS community engagement session to be held
Emerging contaminant PFAS community engagement session to be held
Jul 25 2018
The U.S. EPA released the full agenda for the per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) community engagement event July 25 in Horsham, Penn., at…
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