Wastewater Regulations and Legislation

  1. Dormant PFC Lawsuit Against 3M Is Reignited
    12/7/2017

    A long-gestating lawsuit between Minnesota and the conglomerate 3M over perfluorinated compound (PFC) contamination now appears ready to move forward.

  2. Oil Platform Employees Removed Over Water Contamination
    12/5/2017

    In a unique twist on an oil contamination event, workers on a BP sea platform were forced to evacuate due to continued problems with diesel entering the platform’s water supply.

  3. Oregon Wastewater Plant Called Out For Multiple Violations
    12/1/2017

    A wastewater treatment plant in Oregon came under fire last month for negligent practices that have been harmful to the environment.

  4. Report: EPA Had Undisclosed Concerns Over Fracking Chemicals
    11/30/2017

    No wastewater-related topic draws passion from two opposed sides quite like the process of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” and whether or not it poses a danger to drinking water quality.

  5. 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.

  6. Navy Wastewater Treatment Plant Exposed Workers To Unsafe Conditions For Years
    11/27/2017

    Unsafe, potentially negligent, practices at a wastewater treatment plant in Washington state nearly killed employees according to a recent report.

  7. 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.

  8. Two Months Later, Wastewater Treatment Facilities Still Grapple With Harvey Fallout
    11/21/2017

    Even though Hurricane Harvey struck Texas over two months ago, several of Houston’s wastewater treatment plants are still working to recover from the fallout.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.