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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Jan 28 2020
Cape Breton University chemistry Professor Xu Zhang is looking to commercialize an electrical device which uses a natural chemical to remove…
Jan 14 2020
Michigan officials are seeking more feedback on proposed limits for PFAS on Tuesday, Jan. 14, reported Booth Newspapers. The Michigan Department of…
Jan 10 2020
Newark has seen a steady drop in its lead contamination levels in the city’s water over the past eight months, according to city officials. The drop…
Jan 8 2020
Tucson city’s water utility will design a system to treat that water to remove PFAS from its aquifer.   It is not yet clear how soon this costly…
Jan 7 2020
A malfunction at the Lester J. Berglund Water Treatment Plant in Poway, California led to the contamination of the potable water supply and a boil…
Jan 3 2020
Flint is having issues finding enough homes that have lead service lines or lead indoor plumbing to complete federally required water testing,…
Jan 2 2020
Connecticut’s environmental officials will use $750,000 in funding for anti-pollution controls and improvements at five old state-supervised…
Jan 1 2020
An investigation into the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) at Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School in Tarro, Australia has…
Dec 23 2019
The U.S. EPA validated new testing methods to measure the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the nation's drinking water. The…
Dec 11 2019
Congress has reached a deal on a spending bill that would require the military to stop using firefighting foam containing toxic per- and…
Dec 2 2019
High levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) were found in Tucson, Arizona's south-side’s aquifer. PFAS levels peaked at 13,850 ppt,…
Nov 29 2019
The Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District has lifted its water boil advisory after the discovery of E.coli in a water sample from Western Peterbilt…
Nov 27 2019
A judge ruled New Hampshire must stop enforcing tough, new drinking water standards for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) by the end of 2019…
Nov 26 2019
A report from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) shows that a well supplying water to a state prison in Douglas could be…
Nov 21 2019
A new report from the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet revealed 41 of 81 public drinking water systems in Louisville, Ky., tested for per- and…
Nov 18 2019
A recent report reveals that more than 2 million Americans live without access to clean water, Native Americans being the most likely to be impacted…
Nov 13 2019
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s office announced that the state has completed its final action plan on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS),…
Nov 11 2019
Neville Township, Pa., officials revealed that residents may have been drinking water contaminated with toxic levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl…
Nov 6 2019
Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced a new website that tracks water quality in Florida’s major waterways and lakes. The website,…
Nov 5 2019
Levels of toxic per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances(PFAS) chemicals found in Ann Arbor, Mich., drinking water have increased. After managing to get…
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