Current Headlines

  1. Anniversary Of MCHM Spill Passes, Concerns About Drinking Water Remain
    1/16/2017

    Three years have passed since a West Virginia chemical spill during which thousands of gallons of chemicals used to process coal spilled into the Elk River.

  2. Skin-Burning Chemical Contaminates Texas Water System
    1/16/2017

    Officials in Corpus Christi, TX, told residents to completely stop using tap water last month after a dangerous chemical made its way into the water system.

  3. Collaborative Launches New Tool To Stop Lead Contamination
    1/16/2017

    Water utilities hoping to decrease the threat of lead contamination are part of a new collaboration that aims to get lead pipes replaced.

  4. Starving Bacteria Could Mean Energy Neutral Wastewater Treatment
    1/13/2017

    Increasingly, sewage is being seen less as waste and more as a potential source of energy.

  5. After Sulfur Smell Hits San Francisco, Some Suspect Wastewater Treatment Odors
    1/13/2017

    v“It sounds like a setup for a joke, but apparently more than 50 people on Wednesday really did report a mysterious and overpowering odor of rotten eggs across the city,” Curbed San Francisco reported.

  6. Wyoming Town Struggles With Selenium
    1/13/2017

    Work on lowering levels of selenium in water for Casper, WY, will be put to the test in 2018 when the city’s wastewater treatment plant will have to apply for a new permit from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ).

  7. Flint Residents Barred From Water Crisis Meeting
    1/13/2017

    Residents of Flint, MI, say they are being shut out of official discussions of the water crisis.

  8. Latest Pipeline Fight Centers On Mining Wastewater
    1/13/2017

    Environmentalists are taking on an electric utility in a federal regulatory proceeding about the fate of mining wastewater.

  9. For The First Time In 40 Years EPA To Put In Place A Process To Evaluate Chemicals That May Pose Risk
    1/13/2017

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is moving swiftly to propose how it will prioritize and evaluate chemicals, given that the final processes must be in place within the first year of the new law’s enactment, or before June 22, 2017.

  10. Atmospheric Scientists Take To The Skies To Test Cloud Seeding For Snow
    1/13/2017

    Can cloud seeding -- dispersing particles into the air with the aim of increasing precipitation -- increase snowfall? This week, a team of researchers began a cloud-seeding project in southwestern Idaho to answer that question.