Source Water Contamination

  1. North Carolina Regulators Fight GenX Contamination

    North Carolina regulators lowered the standard for GenX in drinking water this month as the state grapples with contamination in the Cape Fear River.

  2. Florida Nuclear Expansion Approved Despite Water Concerns

    Federal regulators signed off on a plan for a nuclear proposal in Florida to pump wastewater underground despite concerns the facility could contaminate drinking water.

  3. New Mexico Utility’s Innovative Funding Project For Water Quality

    A public water utility in New Mexico is trying an innovative approach to preserving water quality, donating money to protect the environment upstream.

  4. Scammers Try To Cash In On GenX Contamination Fears

    Scammers in North Carolina appear to be taking advantage of concerns over the drinking water contaminant GenX by attempting to sell products they claim will safeguard household taps.

  5. Independence Day Fireworks Bring Threat Of Perchlorate Contamination

    Indiana American Water, the largest investor-owned utility in the state, had a note of caution this year for Independence Day revelers: Fireworks pose a threat to waterways.

  6. 'Brain-Eating' Amoeba Prompts Disinfection Changes In Louisiana

    Louisiana health officials say two water systems in the state tested positive for traces of the so-called “brain-eating” amoeba, a deadly parasite known for striking and taking lives in summertime.

  7. Is PFOA’s Replacement Just As Dangerous For Drinking Water?

    Is the chemical used to replace perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) just as dangerous to drinking water as the original?

  8. New Tests Reveal Shocking PFOA Levels In Hoosick Falls

    A probe into perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) levels in Hoosick Falls, NY, groundwater uncovered shockingly high levels of contamination.

  9. Study: Fracking Not A Proven Threat To Drinking Water

    Fracking poses little threat to drinking water aquifers, according to a new study by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas.

  10. Despite Contamination, New Hampshire PFC Bill Fails

    Lawmakers in New Hampshire took a stand this year against perfluorinated chemical (PFC) contamination, but the effort ultimately failed to cross the finish line.