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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…
Detroit schools shut off drinking water following lead contamination discovery
Detroit schools shut off drinking water following lead contamination discovery
Aug 30 2018
On Aug. 29, the Detroit Public Schools Community District announced drinking water at all of its schools will be shut off, following test results…
Study finds contact lenses break into microplastics at wastewater treatment plants
Study finds contact lenses break into microplastics at wastewater treatment plants
Aug 29 2018
A new study, presented at the National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, found that contact lenses are a major source of…
Microplastic pollution may be related to wastewater treatment plants
Microplastic pollution may be related to wastewater treatment plants
Aug 23 2018
A new study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Pollution Research, found that wastewater treatment plants may contribute to…
Elevated lead levels found in Chicago suburbs
Elevated lead levels found in Chicago suburbs
Aug 13 2018
Recent water quality tests conducted by Virginia Tech researchers found that 11 of out of 17 homes tested in the Chicago suburbs of Berwyn and Cicero…
Jul 30 2018
Legionella bacteria was discovered in the water supply of the Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, N.Y. Following the discovery, NYC Health + Hospitals…
Jul 30 2018
In an agreement with the U.S. EPA, the state of Idaho has gained control of its water pollution program. The agreement allowed Idaho to take full…
Jul 19 2018
New computer will allow regulators the ability to retrieve accurate, short-term forecasts of beach water quality, referred to as “nowcasts.”…
Jul 11 2018
Over the past two decades, nitrogen pollution sourced from the state of Iowa has worsened by nearly 50%. This is in spite of the fact that the state…
Jul 10 2018
One of the major water pollution problems plaguing various water supplies throughout the world comes in the form of pharmaceuticals present in…
Jul 5 2018
In new joint study between the countries of China and Pakistan, it was discovered that three of Pakistan’s major rivers are suffering from…
Jul 5 2018
According to Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, a charity organization that monitors water quality throughout the Lake Ontario watershed, only 5% of Toronto’s…
Jun 21 2018
Because the Earth’s waters are consistently laced with a variety of substances, marine life can often be detrimentally affected by their presence in…
Jun 19 2018
The Michigan-based organization NSF Intl. has published a new American National Standard for drinking water filters utilized to root out harmful…
Jun 18 2018
Following the release of a spending bill by the Senate Appropriations Committee on June 14, 2018, it appears that the committee will require the…
May 23 2018
On Tuesday May 22, 2018, the U.S. EPA held a summit regarding harmful water contaminants. However, potentially furthering the controversy surrounding…
May 17 2018
On Monday May 14, 2018, The Chicago Park District announced plans to shut off approximately half of the city’s outdoor drinking fountains amid recent…
Apr 26 2018
The U.S. EPA has awarded Virginia Tech University researcher Marc Edwards with $1.9 million to study other American cities where there is a…
Apr 24 2018
In reaction to a particular water pollution permit required of thousands of businesses across the state of New York, Riverkeeper and Waterkeeper…
Apr 23 2018
Despite a recent uptick in contaminant content, water sourced from the Bay Area does not currently pose any significant threat to human health.…
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