Source Water Contamination

  1. Contact Lenses May Slip Through Wastewater Systems
    8/29/2018

    Flushing contact lenses is contributing to water pollution because lenses do not break down entirely in wastewater treatment systems, according to a new study.

  2. In Florida, Thousands Join Algae Protest
    8/15/2018

    Thousands of Florida residents joined together for a demonstration on Sunday conveying a commitment to clean water.

  3. Vermont Bulks Up PFAS Water Advisory
    7/17/2018

    Vermont is bulking up its drinking water for PFAS by adding three substances to the warning.

  4. Contaminated Superfund Site On Long Island Prompts Lawsuit
    7/12/2018

    Two businesses are being sued by the U.S. Attorney’s office for allegedly contaminating drinking water on Long Island.

  5. Newark Sued Over High Lead Levels
    7/4/2018

    The city of Newark is being sued over what an environmental group calls “dangerously high” lead levels in tap water.

  6. Brewery Pollution Challenges Water Quality
    7/3/2018

    Wastewater from breweries is creating pollution problems in Lake Champlain.

  7. Non-Regulation Of PFCs Complicating Military Cleanups
    6/29/2018

    In March, the Pentagon provided its most comprehensive report to date on the scope water contamination caused by military bases.

  8. Federal Report: PFCs More Dangerous Than Previously Believed
    6/26/2018

    A federal agency has released a long-awaited report suggesting that perfluorinated compounds (PFCs) are more dangerous to human health than federal standards currently take into account.

  9. Overpumping Groundwater Linked To Arsenic Threat
    6/22/2018

    A new study found that groundwater overpumping can result in potentially dangerous water quality problems.

  10. National Study Examines Drugs In Wastewater
    6/20/2018

    Scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey have published a major study of how pharmaceutical companies pollute the environment by sending their wastewater to treatment plants.