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Saving Our Reservoirs From Invading 'Cling-Ons'
Like a page out of a science fiction novel, a wave of aquatic invaders is trying to discretely slip into the nation’s reservoirs and lakes.
Innovation And Teamwork To Address PFAS Treatment
When you need to solve a pressing problem, one that is complicated and requires out-of-the-box thinking, you need to focus your attention, minimize distractions and barriers, and work with others to come up with innovative ideas. That’s exactly what EPA’s PFAS Innovative Treatment Team (PITT) is doing to help address PFAS.
Resilience In The Face Of Emerging Contaminants
There are over 150,000 public drinking water systems in the United States and more than 80 percent of the population receives their potable drinking water from these systems. And today - according to the EPA, our water systems are faced with a growing list of challenges.
PFAS Contamination Makes COVID-19 More Deadly
The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has created a lot of health concerns and has put our communities’ safety at risk. The nation’s experience thus far with the novel coronavirus has demonstrated how important it is to have a strong immune system. This is the body’s army, which, when helped by a healthy lifestyle, can successfully tackle pathogens.
AWWA Lights The Way
It’s been a helluva year, and we’re barely halfway through it.
A Cocktail Of Contaminants In Chesapeake Waters
The signing of the original one-page Chesapeake Bay Agreement in 1983 was a historic moment that marked one common-sense idea: the Chesapeake Bay estuary is an interconnected watershed and working together to improve its health would benefit everyone that lives, works and recreates there. This cooperative approach helped end the oyster wars, brought about collaboration across the jurisdictions and led to advancements in science.
Scientists Around The World Are Already Fighting The Next Pandemic
If a two-year-old child living in poverty in India or Bangladesh gets sick with a common bacterial infection, there is more than a 50 percent chance an antibiotic treatment will fail. Somehow the child has acquired an antibiotic resistant infection — even to drugs to which they may never have been exposed. How?
Supporting Innovations To Reduce Nitrogen Pollution From Septic Systems
Septic systems are common in coastal marine communities on the East Coast of the United States. Septic systems consist of subsurface wastewater treatment structure and use a combination of natural processes and technology to treat residential sanitary waste and greywater from bathrooms, kitchen drains, and laundry. Partially cleaned wastewater is discharged from septic tanks into drain fields, where the water is further treated through biological processes as it travels through gravel, soil, and can eventually reach groundwater. Groundwater linkages with surface waters can then transport any nutrients and contaminants that are present in discharge directly into coastal waters.
AFFF Contamination — A Precursor To Long-Term Environmental Hazards
Although aqueous film-forming foam (AFFF) has been used to save lives, it may be impairing the health of many more. The persistent and pervasive nature of PFAS is again the culprit.
Cyanotoxins Treatment Strategies For Water Utilities
The last couple of years, many newspaper headlines were reporting animal poisonings and deaths, particularly concerning seizure in dogs following drinking from, or just swimming in, water sources contaminated with cyanobacterial blooms. Epidemiological evidence has proven the issue does not limit only to animals, as symptoms of poisoning were detected in humans following consumption of drinking water containing cyanotoxins (cyanobacterial toxins).