Source Water Contamination

  1. Wisconsin May Undo 20-Year Mining Moratorium

    Water concerns are a top concern as some Wisconsin legislators work to end a 20-year mining ban in the state.

  2. Toxic Algae Plagues Milwaukee Waters

    Toxic algae is creating headaches for Milwaukee officials this summer.

  3. U.S. Air Force Won’t Repay Water Districts For PFC Contamination

    The U.S. Air Force is under fire for announcing it will not reimburse communities in Colorado for potentially contaminating their groundwater.

  4. Major Algal Bloom Has Florida Worried

    Florida’s largest freshwater lake is thick with toxic algae, fueling concerns that it will spread to other water bodies and sparking a debate over whether decisions by water managers helped encourage the growth of this bloom.

  5. Will Massachusetts Nix Its Water Pollution Plan?

    A long-awaited plan to curb stormwater pollution in Massachusetts is going to be delayed and could be eliminated altogether.

  6. California Drops Tough Chromium-6 Standard

    After a taxpayer group challenged a drinking water standard in California, a state panel has decided to remove the rule.

  7. Water Districts Sue Military For $1.4 Billion Over Hexavalent Chromium

    A major battle over funding has broken out after a shuttered Air Force base seven miles outside of Sacramento contaminated groundwater supplies in the area.

  8. Despite Source Water, One West Virginia Plant Stands As A Model

    A utility in West Virginia is setting the standard for how to provide clean tap water despite relying on an extremely polluted waterway.

  9. California Drinking Water Advocates Fight Fracking

    California regulators are not doing enough to protect groundwater from wastewater injection by the energy industry, according to a new report by KQED.

  10. In New Hampshire, Citizens Take PFC Concerns Into Their Own Hands

    Concern that government regulators are failing to adequately address perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination has prompted New Hampshire locals to begin their own research into the health effects of these pollutants.