Source Water Contamination

  1. Report: EPA Delays WOTUS Amid Rewrite
    11/29/2017

    Few rules governing the nation’s water quality have been politicized to the extent of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule, seen by one side as necessary for protecting the environment and by another as government overreach that hurts the economy.

  2. Chicago To Sue U.S. Steel Over Water Contamination
    11/28/2017

    The city of Chicago took a stand against local water pollution when Mayor Rahm Emanuel threatened legal action against the United States Steel Corporation, one of the world’s largest steel producers, last week.

  3. Florida Investigates Unauthorized 5-Million-Gallon Sewage Discharge
    11/23/2017

    Unfortunately, the practice of discharging untreated or partially-treated sewage is all too common for wastewater treatment plants. But a recent instance in Florida has caught the attention of state watchdogs.

  4. EPA And Environmentalists Disagree Over Algae Threat In Lake Erie
    11/13/2017

    Environmental advocates and the U.S. EPA are at odds over whether or not toxic algae in Lake Erie is a serious concern.

  5. New Jersey Sets Nation’s Toughest PFC Limits
    11/8/2017

    As communities across the country struggle with pollution from perfluorinated compounds (PFCs), New Jersey moved to set stricter rules for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA).

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.