Lead Removal

Tennessee removes chemicals from groundwater near Memphis
Jul 17 2017

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) and state and local leaders responded to unsafe levels of chemicals found in Memphis-area groundwater. They...

Mike Mitchell, Dhaval Patel recognized for work in Flint
May 19 2017

The Water Quality Assn. (WQA) recognized Mike Mitchell and Dhaval Patel of PUR Water Filtration from Helen of Troy Limited for their contributions...

ZeroWater donates filters to Pittsburgh
May 16 2017

Due to high lead levels, the city of Pittsburgh declared the city water a "public health crisis."...

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Feb 10 2017

The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) announced that registration is open for the...

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Feb 2 2017

It has been nearly one year since the city of Flint, Mich., retained Dr. Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech to monitor its water after his months-long...

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Jan 30 2017

The city of Flint, Mich.'s water system tested below action levels of the federal Lead and Copper Rule and at levels comparable to cities of a...

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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 its 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...

Sep 28 2016

In September, Chicago news outlets were abuzz with Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest scheme to fund pensions for city workers: He proposed a tax on city...

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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...