Source Water Contamination

  1. Flesh-Eating Bacteria Strikes Post-Harvey
    11/7/2017

    While many would have thought the death toll stemming from Hurricane Harvey had concluded, storm aftermath claimed another victim late last month through the presence of flesh-eating bacteria.

  2. U.S. To Puerto Rico: Hazardous Waste Site Water Is Safe
    11/7/2017

    As Puerto Rico navigates a massive drinking water crisis prompted by Hurricane Maria, the U.S. government is telling the island that it is safe to drink water from a hazardous waste site.

  3. Lawyer Who Defended Flint Now Takes On GenX Contamination
    11/3/2017

    Those who regularly follow drinking water contamination headlines may have noticed that coverage of perflourinated compound (PFC) and GenX issues this year has taken the place of last year’s lead crisis in Flint, MI.

  4. Following PFC Contamination, Navy Looking Into New Firefighting Foam
    11/2/2017

    The federal government has been under fire all year for the military’s historic use of perflourinated compounds (PFCs) in firefighting agents, which have gone on to contaminate water supplies.

  5. EPA Mandate On Arsenic Has Helped Drinking Water Quality
    11/1/2017

    Arsenic is one of the naturally-occurring drinking water contaminants that registers highest on consumer concern charts. While it poses a serious threat, there is new evidence to suggest that the U.S. EPA is doing a good job of curbing that threat.

  6. Report: Nitrate Contamination Afflicts 15 Million Americans
    10/27/2017

    Nitrates are polluting the drinking water of more than 15 million people in 49 states and pose a particular threat in rural areas, according to a new report highlighting the scope of this kind of contamination.

  7. Sewage Drama Between Mexico, U.S. May Worsen
    10/25/2017

    Sewage leaks along the border between Mexico and the U.S. may get worse, and officials are debating how to address the issue.

  8. Following Harvey, EPA And Industry Disagree Over Superfund Site Cleanup
    10/24/2017

    When Texas, among other places, was hit with Hurricane Harvey this summer, it faced numerous stormwater management and water quality issues.

  9. San Diego’s Hepatitis A Outbreak: Water Warnings Went Unheeded
    10/24/2017

    As the death toll continues to rise due to San Diego County’s hepatitis A virus outbreak, reports say water officials had warned about the risk for years.

  10. Treatment Plant Filters Identified As Source Of Drinking Water Contamination
    10/23/2017

    University researchers in North Carolina have pointed to an unlikely culprit for water contamination: the treatment filters themselves.