A site known to be contaminated by uranium and other harmful contaminants has collapsed into a significant source water body and there could be major drinking water treatment implications.
Despite the best efforts of environmental advocates and municipalities around the country, the nation’s source water bodies still suffer from excessive contamination due to littering.
California has historically had its fair share of water scarcity issues, with pervasive drought and a booming population combining to put undue strain on supplies. Now, the state is set for a legal standoff with the federal government over how its water resources are allocated.
The addition of fluoride to drinking water has been standard practice in the U.S. for decades, introduced as a method for improving dental health. But for nearly as long, coalitions opposed to the practice have fought against it, arguing that water fluoridation is linked to adverse health effects.
With growing demand from booming populations and increased stress from exacerbated climate issues, the country’s source water is becoming dangerously scarce in some places. Dwindling supplies in one of the nation’s more arid regions, for instance, has now hit a concerning threshold.
As communities across the country struggle with per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance (PFAS) contamination in their drinking water, the highest offices in the U.S. government appear to be taking action.
The growth of the oil and gas industry in the U.S., driven primarily by hydraulic fracturing or “fracking,” has been explosive over the last decade, bringing with it considerable produced water challenges.
Contamination of drinking water from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) may be the nation’s most pressing drinking water quality issue. With many calling for the expedited banning and removal of PFAS in water sources, a new U.S. EPA procedure to better assess them may be a concrete step in that direction.
After reports seemed to indicate that the U.S. Senate would compel the U.S. EPA to take stronger action against the presence of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water, things may have changed.
In the latest water quality debate between local regulators and the Trump administration, the U.S. EPA has proposed a rule that may be intended to pave the way for new natural gas pipelines despite environmental concerns.