News Feature | November 22, 2023

Research Finds Chemical Spills Are Happening 'Almost Daily' In U.S.

Source: Aerzen

Even as drinking water and wastewater treatment operations across the country become more adept at protecting source water and removing contaminants, an unsettling trend is making their jobs more difficult.

“Hazardous chemical accidents are occurring almost daily, on average, in the United States, exposing people to dangerous toxins through fires, explosions, leaks, spills and other releases,” the Guardian reported. “The majority of incidents tallied are connected to the fossil fuel industry, including the use, transport, production and disposal of fossil fuels and fossil fuel products.”

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